St Jude The Apostle Catholic Church
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St Jude The Apostle
49 George Street, Scoresby, Vic 3179
Very Rev Mark Reynolds EV PP / Rev Samuel Pearson, Assistant
(03) 9763 7302
Tuesday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Policy

Safeguarding Children & Young People

St Jude's Parish holds the care, safety and wellbeing of children as a fundamental responsibility of the Church.  This commitment is drawn from, and inherent to, the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the dignity of each human person at the heart of the Gospel.

A culture of safety within the church ensures that children can actively and fully participate in the life of the Church and realise their potential in a faith community.

·         We are committed to upholding the safety and dignity of each child and young person and ensuring that they are able to grow and develop in a caring and supportive environment in our Church.

·         We are committed to creating a child safe culture across the Archdiocese that safeguards children and young people from all forms of abuse.

·         We are committed to zero tolerance of all forms child abuse and discrimination, and will always act to safeguard children and young people and report suspected abuse promptly to the appropriate authorities.

·         We are committed to ensuring that all persons who have, or may be expected to have, contact with children and young people acknowledge their responsibility to safeguard children and young people from abuse and discrimination.


St Jude's Safeguarding Committee consists of:

Kim Baxter: Child Safety Officer
Fr Mark Reynolds Parish Priest
Elisa Kelesidis Parish Office

The Committee members can be contacted through the Parish Office on 9763 7302 or by email at scoresby@cam.org.au

Please note that anyone volunteering over the age of 18 years for St Jude's  Parish in our Parish Ministries or Groups are required to have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) and to have read and signed the Safeguarding Children & Young People Code of Conduct Declaration.  

Working with Children Check - please click on the following link:

https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au

If you already have a card, login in to "Mycheck", click "change my details", and then click "add an organisation".

If you do not have a WWCC Card, click "Apply for a Check".

In both cases follow the prompts and add details as follows:

St Jude's Parish
49 George Street
Scoresby  Vic  3179
(03) 9763 7302

Under the field Child-Related Work, choose "64-Religious Organisation".

Please provide the Parish Office with your WWCC details so we can complete and update our records.

If you don't have access to the internet please call the "Working with Children Check on 1300 652 879 or phone the Parish Office for assistance.

Safeguarding Children & Young People Code of Conduct Declaration is required to be re-signed every three years for volunteers and annually for clergy and employees Please note that a hard copy of the Code of Conduct Declaration can be found in the Church foyer or by contacting the Parish Office.

Please see the links below to view the various documentation supporting Safeguarding issues in our Parish.  

* Safeguarding Children & Young People - Rights and Responsibilities

* Safeguarding Children & Young People - Reporting Abuse &
Safety-Related Misconduct

* Safeguarding Children & Young People - Code of Conduct Declaration

* Safeguarding Children & Young People - Parish Commitment Statement

* Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy


 

 

 

 

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