Safety of Children and Young People

**The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne holds the care, safety and wellbeing of children as a fundamental responsibility of the Church.

Our Commitment

Our commitment is drawn from, and inherent to, the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the dignity of each human person at the heart of the Gospel. This commitment ensures a safe and nurturing environment where all children can thrive and participate fully in the life of the church.

Our Commitment

Safeguarding Policies & Procedures

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The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne have in place policies and procedures to demonstrate our commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for our children and young people and be prepared to respond to allegations of abuse and misconduct in our parish.

Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
Safeguarding Policies & Procedures

Safeguarding Unit

Reach out: Together, We Create Safe and Supportive Spaces

The Safeguarding Unit at the Catholic Archdioces of Melbourne was established to ensure the protection of children and vulnerable individuals and fostering a safe, supportive environment with the church community.

Safeguarding Unit
Safeguarding Unit

Reporting Abuse & Safety Related Misconduct

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne has set out clear guidelines for reporting abuse or safety-related misconduct.

Reporting
Reporting Abuse & Safety Related Misconduct

Safeguarding Requirements

All clergy, employees and volunteers over the age of 18 involved in parish ministries are required to maintain a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) linked to the parish. Employment in a paid or voluntary capacity is subject to and conditional upon a satisfactory WWCC. The WWCC is screening process for assessing or re-assessing people who work with or care for children and vulnerable adults. (Note: a current Victoria Institute of Teaching (VIT) covers WWCC and Police Check)

Working With Children Check
Safeguarding Requirements
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