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 Director.
We share a commitment to safeguard our children and make our church safe for everyone.
For further information contact:
Mrs Pam Wardley | Safeguarding Officer
T 0429 450 545 or 9328 6600
Andrea Musulin |Safeguarding Project Director
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.
Redemptorist communities of the Province of Oceania
“In matters of sexual abuse, victims come first, although it must be acknowledged that this has not always been the case. The Church and the Redemptorist Congregation deeply regret all instances of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. In matters of sexual abuse we acknowledge that grave omissions occurred, egregious failings ensued, and that healing compassion was often found wanting. We will do all that is possible to provide support and care for those who live with the affects of abuse”. The Redemptorists are committed to the formation of the human person for mission.