Definitions – Child & Youth Protection

1.1 Abuse: The physical injury or mental injury of a child by a parent or other person who has permanent or temporary care or custody or responsibility for supervision of a child, or by any household or family member, under circumstances that indicate that the child’s health or welfare is harmed or at substantial risk of being harmed; or sexual abuse, whether or not physical injuries are sustained.
1.2 Adult: A person who is 18 years of age and older.
1.3 Application: The Archdiocesan “Application for Employment” or “Application for Volunteer Service.”
1.4 Child: Any individual under 18 years of age.
1.5 Child and Youth Protection Policies and Procedures: The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Child and Youth Protection Policies and Procedures are in A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth, Procedures for Implementation and Compliance, and the Code of Conduct for Church Personnel of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The most current policies and procedures are located on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s website.
1.6 Church Perso