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.
Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme (Commission for Children and
Young People, Victoria)
Principles for Child Safe Organisations (Australian Human Rights Commission)
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
Phone: 9926 5621
information and resources
Organisational frameworks for safeguarding children and young people