SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
At St Clement of Rome Parish, Bulleen we hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of our Parish. Our commitment is drawn from and inherent in the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the dignity of each human person at the heart of the Gospel.
Our parish adopts the Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy developed by the Archdiocese of Melbourne. This Policy applies to all parish personnel, including parish employees, volunteers, regular contractors and clergy. All children at St Clement of Rome Parish have the right to feel safe and be safe. We aim to create a child-safe and child-friendly environment where children are free to enjoy life to the full without any concern for their safety.
Our parish adopts the Code of Conduct developed by the Archdiocese of Melbourne, which reflects the acceptance that each child and young person deserves protection. So it is our responsibility to understand the important role we play individually and collectively.
As part of our commitment towards building a safe environment for the children and young people in our parish, we are required to maintain a valid Working With Children's Check. In addition, All clergy, parish staff and parish volunteers are required to sign a Code of Conduct and Declaration to ensure that they have read and understood the responsibility. Please view the following links to complete a WWCC and or Code of Conduct Declaration.
The safety of children is paramount. All concerns, allegations or complaints of child abuse is taken seriously and acted upon consistent with the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne’s moral, ethical and legal obligations to safeguard children and young people (defined as a person under 18 years of age). Please see below an overview of the reporting process.
Child Safeguarding Committee of St Clement of Rome Parish
Very Rev Mark Reynolds - Parish Priest
Franka Waters - Pastoral Associate