Child Safety Documents

The Catholic Church has a moral, legal and mission-driven responsibility to create nurturing environments where children and young people are respected, their voices are heard and they are safe and feel safe (Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne’s Commitment Statement to Child Safety).

Our Parish has adopted the full policies of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (CAM) in relation to Child Safety (See here).

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Aimee Helleren Ph. 9826 9677

For more information, please click on the Parish policy documents below:

Child Safety Policy – South Yarra Catholic Parish 

Child Safety Code of Conduct – South Yarra Catholic Parish 

To view the full Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne’s Statement of Commitment to Child Safety, please click here.

For further information, please read the documents from the Augustinians Order in Australia regarding the protection of minors:

Statement of the Prior General of the Augustinians regarding the protection of minors.

Apology on behalf of the Augustinians from the Australian Provincial.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARISH VOLUNTEERS

In accordance with the State and Church guidelines and requirements anyone wishing to serve as a volunteer in our parish community or its ministries must comply with the requirement of a Working With Children Check and sign a commitment to safeguarding.

Contact the parish office for further information.