The Archdiocese of Perth is the first of Australia's Catholic dioceses to begin to establish Safeguarding Officers across its network of parishes. The Safeguarding Office is responsible for ensuring the safety of children, young people and the vulnerable within the confines of the Catholic Church across the Archdiocese of Perth, educating the Catholic community on child protection and protective behaviours, and establishing Safeguarding Officers within Perth's metropolitan and rural parishes.
Safeguarding Project Coordinator: Andrea Musulin
29 Victoria Square, Perth WA 6000
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9221 7762
Fax: +61 (0)8 9325 7459
Safeguarding Protective Behaviours Parent Workshop
Wednesday, November 9 2016, 10am – 1pm
Our Lady Help of Christians, East Victoria Park
All children have the right to feel safe all of the time, but unfortunately national child abuse statistics tell a very different story. Over the past two decades there are been increased awareness over children's personal safety and in particular with reference to child sexual abuse. One way in which parents can assist in increasing their child’s safety is by teaching them the Protective Behaviours Program and as such we strongly recommend all parents attend this workshop.
The workshop has been designed to teach parents and carers how to increase the personal safety of their children. Whilst there are many ways of talking to children about their personal safety, it is important that we do not scare them or leave them feeling unsafe, afraid or disempowered. Protective Behaviours provides children with strategies to keep themselves safe and cope with situations that threaten their wellbeing and personal safety. The program empowers the individual with the right to feel safe and sets out ways in which they can gain the appropriate help when they are not feeling safe.
In a two-part series, leader and pioneer in child protection, Andrea Musulin, talks of dramatic changes taking place in the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth to face abuse head on and to minimise future opportunities of its reoccurence.
Comparing her present role to her previous work, Musulin said that the Catholic Church is a very different place to working with the Police.
Please click on the links below to download the relevant Safeguarding forms (all files are PDFs)