The Archdiocese of Sydney strives to promote the safety and protection of children and other vulnerable persons in its care.
The emotional, physical and spiritual safety, well-being and dignity of children is an integral part of the teachings and values of the Catholic Church.
The Archdiocese and the Parishes of Immaculate Heart of Mary Sefton and Sacred Heart Villawood are wholly committed to ensuring the
safety, well-being and dignity of all children, and acknowledges its important legal, moral and spiritual responsibility to create a safe and nurturing
environment for those children.
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY
Safeguarding & Ministerial Integrity
The Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office was established in the Archdiocese of Sydney in November 2015. The role of the Safeguarding Office is to raise awareness regarding our collective responsibility to protect the safety, well-being and dignity of children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Archdiocese of Sydney.
A message from the Archdiocese of Sydney
Child sexual abuse is a crime. The appropriate people to deal with a crime are the police.If you – or anyone you know – have been abused, please contact the police. Alternatively,you can contact the Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office at (02) 9390 5810 or email@example.com.You may also want to speak to your Parish Priest who will be able to provide support and guidance. The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the police.
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY
Parish Safeguarding Support Officer
A PSSO Supports and assists the Parish Priest in fulfilling the role and responsibility set out in the Archdiocese’s safeguarding and child protection policies and protocols. We set to raise awareness regarding our collective responsibility to protect the safety, well-being and dignity of children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Archdiocese of Sydney.
FOR MORE ENQUIRIES CONTACT PSSO : Mr Anthony Chadrawy on (02) 9644 4026
DEALING WITH VOLUNTEERS
This document contains an overview Archdiocese’s Child safeguarding expectations and practices, and it should be read in conjunctions with the entire policy.
The Code of Conduct applies to, and must be signed by, all Clergy, Religious, Employees, Volunteers and Contractors, who have, or are expected to have, contact with children.
If you are volunteering in a role within a parish of the Archdiocese of Sydney, you must comply with practices, policies and instructions from the parish.
If you are involved in child-related work within a parish of the Archdiocese of Sydney, you must undertake a ‘Volunteer’ Working With Children Check
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LISTEN TO YOU
If you or a person close to you has been abused by someone working or ministering within the Archdiocese of Sydney, we invite you to contact us. We will listen to you respectfully, offer support and discuss the options you have available
Please contact the Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office on ph 02 9390 5812