Protecting Children in the Catholic Church
The Perth Catholic Archdiocese is committed to the safety and security of all children and young people.
The Diocese recognises the need to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults and aims to achieve this through the Safeguarding Project. The project is child focused and informed by a fundamental belief that children have the right to physical and psychological safety at all times.
Policies and procedures have been put in place throughout the parish and all clergy, staff and volunteers are required to comply with the policy, procedures and practices outlined in the project. Trained Safeguarding Officers have been appointed in your parish and their role is to assist you in all matters pertaining to concerns regarding the safety of children and vulnerable adults.
If you have any concerns about a person in the church or about a child protection or child safety issue, you can discuss it with the Safeguarding Officer or Safeguarding Coordinator.
For further information contact:
Andrea Musulin |Safeguarding Project Coordinator
T 9221 7763 Fax 9325 7459
In the case of an emergency, contact the Department for Child Protection & Family Support Crisis Care Service - (08) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008.
Safeguarding downloadable PDF Forms and Documents
Please click on the links below to download the relevant Safeguarding forms or documents:
- Introduction to Safeguarding Project
- Declaration for those working with Children
- Child Concern Referral
- Procedure for Responding
- Code of Behaviour
- Our Parish Policy Procedures
- Developing Safe Practices
- Including Disabled Children
- Dealing with Non-Compliance
- Parental Consent
- Parish Self-Audit
- Code of Behaviour for Children
- Images of Children
Below are documents relevant to the Protection of children in our community. These documents are from the National Committee for Professional Standards and include resources that are available for you to download: