Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.
In the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, we consider the safety and wellbeing of all persons to be our highest priority.
We acknowledge that children, young people and vulnerable adults may require additional safeguards to promote their safety and wellbeing and encourage their participation.
Clergy, employees and volunteers are committed to upholding the right to safety of all persons, and participating in creating a culture of safety supported by policies, practices and procedures that strive to prevent abuse in the first instance and to respond appropriately and effectively when abuse does occur.
Across the Archdiocese, we strive to create an inclusive and welcoming Church which enables its people to grow and develop in their faith free from abuse, harm and neglect.
We are currently launching our new Safeguarding Children and Young
People Framework and are updating this section of the website - we
apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.