Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework is informed by the following standards and principles which holistically address child safety within an organisational context.

§  Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme (Commission for Children and Young People, Victoria)

§  National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (Australian Human Rights Commission)

§  National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (Catholic Professional Standards Limited).

The Framework incorporating the Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy provides guidance and resources in relation to the implementation of child safety policies, procedures and practices with the aims of preventing child abuse, empowering children and young people, and responding to concerns, disclosures or allegations of child abuse or child-related misconduct.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Professional Standards Unit if you require any additional information in relation to the Framework or if you would like to provide feedback that will help us to improve any aspect of Framework.

Phone: 9926 5621

Supporting information and resources

INFORMATION SHEET: Organisational frameworks for safeguarding children and young people