Safeguarding

PARISH SAFEGUARDING COMMITMENT STATEMENT (Children and Vulnerable Adults)

 COMMITMENT STATEMENT

The Gospel of Christ invites us to cherish and affirm each person as a gift from God.


In keeping with this we in St. Agatha’s Parish undertake to do all in our power to create a caring, nurturing and safe environment for all, where the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk is paramount. This is a central and fundamental responsibility of our parish and inherent in the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the sanctity of each human person at the heart of the Gospel.


At St. Agatha’s Parish we ensure a commitment to zero tolerance to all forms of abuse of a child or adult, and all allegations and safety concerns of any person will be treated very seriously. For this reason, we have developed the ‘Care Protection and Safety of Children and Adults at Risk’ policy and ‘Code of Conduct’ to outline the systems and mechanisms for raising awareness, preventing, reporting and responding to safety issues related to children and adults at risk in our parish so that we are a parish where all are not only safe, but feel safe.

The principles aim to provide guidance as to behaviours and practices that are beyond reproach between young people and adults. 

The Diocese is committed to a policy of zero tolerance to all forms of abuse, and will deal with all reports fairly and appropriately.

What if I see something  pdf Click Here for Reporting Abuse Process (447 KB)

If you wish to speak to someone: 

Parish Priest or Child Safety Officers: Leonard Foo & Loretta Chin 03 5996 1985.

Diocesan Professional Standards Officer: 03 5614 5140.

If a person is in immediate danger of physical or sexual abuse: Call 000.

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