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Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct is divided into three key areas:

  • Creating a positive environment.
  • Providing a safe environment.
  • Appropriate behaviour for adults.

The principles set out in this Code of Conduct are intended to support and underpin the pastoral care role of Parish Priests, religious brothers and sisters, pastoral associates, pastoral workers, employees, contractors, and the invaluable contribution of parishioners and other volunteers.

The principles aim to address perceptions of risk in interactions between children and adults and to provide guidance as to behaviours and practices that are beyond reproach. They are not intended to unnecessarily restrict the work of clergy, religious and lay people but to promote a transparent environment in which the dignity and safety of children is paramount.

You can download the full:  folder Code of Conduct

Creating a positive environment

The protection and promotion of children’s wellbeing is a shared responsibility of all adults. Adults who are involved in children’s activities within the Catholic Diocese of Sale or a Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Sale are responsible for creating a harmonious, safe and nurturing environment. Children must be included in the process. Children should be seen and heard. They should ‘feel’ safe as well as ‘be’ safe.


I confirm that I am aware that St Agatha's Cranbourne me to uphold the published standards of behaviour described in the Parish Professional Standards for Safeguarding Children and Adults at risk.

I also understand that any breach of these standards may affect my continued engagement with St Agatha's Cranbourne.

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