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 promote their participation.
Clergy, employees and volunteers are committed to upholding
the right to safety of all persons, and participating in a 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 if 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.