“…for it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs.” Mark 10:14
The Archdiocese of Brisbane has a Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy.
This policy states:
Children, young people and vulnerable adults are a gift from God with an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and security from physical and emotional harm. They are to be treasured, nurtured and safeguarded.
This means that each of us within our parish community has a responsibility to ensure that the fundamental rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults are respected.
A copy of the policy can be found at the above link. Please take some time to read it.
If you are working or volunteering with children, young people or vulnerable adults within our parish, training in this policy is compulsory. The Parish Office will organise this for you as part of your induction.
STOPLine – Make a report / Disclosure
STOPline is an independent commercial service that receives confidential information and reports about suspected abuse, serious misconduct and policy breaches by Archdiocesan personnel, including clergy, religious, employees and volunteers.
The service also applies to Brisbane Catholic Education and Centacare Brisbane. STOPline is available to all Archdiocesan personnel, volunteers and the general community.
The Archdiocese is committed to fostering a culture where people are encouraged to raise concerns and can do so safely. The Archdiocese strongly encourages anyone who suspects criminal conduct by Archdiocesan personnel to report the matter directly to the Queensland Police Service.