Safeguarding & Complaints Handling
Children are a gift from God; a gift to be treasured, a gift to be nurtured, a gift to be kept safe. Every child has an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and protection from harm.
Guided by the Archbishop’s commitment to this understanding, and informed by the Royal Commission’s Child Safe Standards and the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards, the Archdiocese has developed a number of resources to assist all our volunteers to establish and maintain safe environments for children and young people wherever they are engaged in ministry. These can all be accessed via the Institute of Professional Standards and Safeguarding website.