The Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga affirms the dignity and worth of all children in its care.
Children and young people have a fundamental right to be safe and to grow and develop in environments that are free from violence, exploitation and harm. The safety and protection of children requires a commitment from all levels of the community. At the same time, the community has clear expectations that children, while involved in Church ministry, will be protected from all forms of harm including sexual, physical and psychological harm as well as ill-treatment and neglect.
The Diocese is committed to:
by a Diocesan parish/ministry
Revised Reportable Conduct Scheme NSW –
commencing 1 March 2020
A ‘worker’ (employee, volunteer, a clergy/religious, contractor or sub-contractor) currently engaged in Diocesan parish/ministry; and
Are you required by the parish/ministry to hold a Working with Children Check clearance for the services you provide?
IF YES TO BOTH OF THE ABOVE – PLEASE NOTE:
As of 1 March 2020, you are considered a ‘worker’ under the NSW Reportable Conduct Scheme for the purpose of that Scheme.
a) You need to understand what an allegation of reportable conduct is;
b) You are expected to inform your manager/supervisor of any allegation of reportable conduct that you are aware of (or if you cannot inform your manager/supervisor you must inform the Diocese of Wagga Wagga Safeguarding Office;
c) As a ‘worker’ the scheme applies to you if you are the subject of an allegation of reportable conduct;
d) You need to know where to access more information about the process.
Further information can be accessed at www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au or you can contact the Safeguarding Office for advice and assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 02 6937 0079