The Archdiocese of Perth has adopted the principles and procedures set out in TOWARDS HEALING, the Catholic Church’s national protocol for addressing complaints of sexual, emotional and physical abuse made against clergy, religious and other paid and voluntary personnel of the Church in Western Australia. It is also the first of Australia's Catholic dioceses to begin to establish Safeguardian Officers across its network of parishes.
Click here (Word doc 53 KB) to access information relating to some helpful general resources for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Parish Safeguarding Officers
To read a Flyer describing the Safeguarding Project, please click here (PDF, 560 KB)
To read an Introduction to the Safeguarding Project, please click here (PDF, 82 KB).
Please click on the links below to download the relevant Safeguarding forms (all files are PDFs):
Form 1, 61 KB – Parish Safeguarding Officer Nomination
Form 2, 62 KB – Declaration
Form 3, 78 KB – Child Concern Referral
Form 5, 64 KB – Code of behaviour for all Church personnel working with children
Form 6, 89 KB – Our Parish Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures
Form 7, 86 KB – Developing Safe Practices
Form 8, 61 KB – Including Disabled Children
Form 10, 64 KB – Parental Consent Form
Form 11, 71 KB – Parish Self-Audit
Form 12, 56 KB – Code of Behaviour for children taking part in Church activities
Form 13, 52 KB – Images of children involved in Church related activities