Creating child safe organisations is a key part of the Victorian Government’s response to the report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations (Betrayal of Trust Inquiry) and the NSW Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
This work aims to strengthen organisations’ approaches to preventing and responding to child abuse.
We are committed to being a Child Safe Organisation and strive to identify, reduce or remove the risks of child abuse.
We do this through:
Child wellbeing and safety is led by our Board, CEO and Executive Team supported by a Child Safety and Professional Standards Officer.
To learn more, read our Child Safe policy and our Working with Children Young People and Families policy.
You can also read our Statement of Commitment to Safeguarding of Children, which is part of the Safeguarding Children Program of the Australian Jesuit Province.
We recognise the importance of a transparent, confidential, just and timely response to disclosure of criminal abuse, including sexual abuse.
We acknowledge our moral and legal obligation to report to the Police criminal abuse (disclosed or suspected), including sexual abuse by staff, volunteers or contractors.
If you wish to bring a complaint of abuse against any member of staff or volunteer – present or past – of a Jesuit Ministry, including Jesuit Social Services, you may do so in any of the following ways:
Further information on the Jesuit Province’s policies for safeguarding children can be found at:
More information on the Catholic Church in Australia’s policies for safeguarding children can be found at:
For general feedback and complaints, please visit our Feedback and Complaints page, or call the Complaints Officer on (03) 9421 7600.