Our Commitment to Safeguarding
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
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:
- Fostering a culture of safety for children and vulnerable adults
- Best practice preventative systems and processes to ensure safe and supportive environments for children in its care
- Responding appropriately to disclosures of abuse and concerns of inappropriate behaviour