Safeguarding children

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We are a Child Safe Parish. We hold the care, safety and well-being of children, young people and vulnerable adults as a central and fundamental responsibility of our community.


PUTTING CHILDREN FIRST: CHILD PROTECTION WEEK 2020

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Child Protection Week (6-12 September). The theme for 2020, 'Putting Children First', underscores the need to prioritise the safety and well-being of children in all aspects of our community and family life. The occasion is of great significance for the Catholic Church in Australia as it emphasises the need for a continuous commitment to effectively safeguard children, young people, and vulnerable adults. Archbishop Peter A Comensoli said ‘For Christians, the Lord Jesus shows us that at all times, the most vulnerable among us are those requiring our greatest care. Our priority is to ensure the safety and the protection of children at all times. More details at: www.melbournecatholic.org.au