Safeguarding Legislation

Safeguarding refers to the measures taken to protect the safety, human rights and well-being of individuals, which allow people to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.

National Catholic Safeguarding Standards

The Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn is committed to a safe environment for all children and vulnerable persons with safeguarding embedded within its culture and operations. The legislation that informs the policies, procedures and practices in our Archdiocese can be found below:

The above laws have been influenced by the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. More information below: