Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Persons 

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

In the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, we consider the safety and wellbeing of all persons to be our highest priority. We acknowledge that children, young people and vulnerable adults may require additional safeguards to promote their safety and wellbeing and promote their participation.

Clergy, employees and volunteers are committed to upholding the right to safety of all persons, and participating in a creating a culture of safety supported by policies, practices and procedures that strive to prevent abuse in the first instance and to respond appropriately and effectively if abuse does occur. Across the Archdiocese, we strive to create an inclusive and welcoming Church which enables its people to grow and develop in their faith free from abuse, harm and neglect.