The Archdiocese of Brisbane holds that 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.
Our parish, in line with the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Safeguarding Policy, has zero tolerance for all forms of abuse and is committed to safeguarding all who interact with the parish through its activities, ministries and services, especially children and adults at risk.
Each Parish in the Archdiocese of Brisbane has a Local Safeguarding Representative who is responsible for:
Making sure that the whole parish is aware of the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
Promoting safe practices including articulating for others what is appropriate and inappropriate behaviour; and
Assisting the Parish Priest and staff in the implementation of the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy in the Parish
The Archdiocese of Brisbane has implemented standards of conduct for voluntary church workers to maintain a safe and healthy ministry environment. Our commitment to these standards requires that we have a record of your Blue Card and conduct background referencing for all who intend to engage in voluntary ministry having direct and regular involvement with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Individuals must have a valid blue card before they start paid work or volunteer. All card holders must apply to renew their blue card before it expires in order to continue working/volunteering. If an individual lets their card expire, they will have to cease work until they obtain a new valid blue card. Click here for further information about the Blue Card Application process. Useful links: