The word ‘safeguarding’ itself does not appear in the Bible. However, throughout its pages we’re given hundreds of examples of God’s heart for vulnerable people, and the expectations he places upon communities and societies in how we should respond to, and treat people who are vulnerable or voiceless.
Here in our Caloundra Parish and across the Archdiocese we are marking Safeguarding Sunday. This weekend is a powerful reminder that as a Parish Family we are committed to practices and protocols that create and maintain safe environments for all people, especially children and other people who are at risk. We want to create and sustain a safe environment for all.
To that end our Parish and the Archdiocese had adopted the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. The Standards apply to all parishes, ministries, and agencies under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop. It is demonstrated by our Parish following best practice procedures and mandating that all volunteers and ministers have blue cards and police checks. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our safeguarding officer, Don Rolls email: [email protected]