The purpose of this policy is to ensure that Archdiocesan parishes, agencies and entities articulate and proactively enact procedures and processes to protect the safety and wellbeing of children and young people from abuse and/or harm.

The Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy:

  • Sets out governance structures in relation to our responsibility to safeguard children and young people and ensure that all persons within the Archdiocese are aware of their responsibilities with respect to child safety.
  • Establishes clear behavioural expectations for the care and protection of children and young people for clergy, employees and volunteers.
  • Outlines policies, procedures and strategies to prevent child abuse and keep children and young people safe.
  • Provides an overview of processes to respond to and report child abuse or child-safety related misconduct.
  • Seeks to inform parents, children and young people of the measures that are in place to prevent and/or respond to safety concerns, reports and allegations.

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