Archdiocesan Screening and Monitoring Policy

The Archdiocese has a responsibility to provide a robust governance framework that reinforces our commitment to a culture of safety for the whole church community. As part of this commitment, the Archdiocesan Screening and Monitoring Policy provides a consistent, contemporary industry best-practice approach to screening and monitoring and will provide clear guidance to Clergy, Religious, Seminarians and Church Workers (paid and unpaid) throughout the Archdiocese.

The Screening Matrix outlines the screening requirements for various church roles.

All Clergy, Religious, Seminarians and Church Workers (paid and unpaid) throughout the Archdiocese are required to complete the Personal Declaration and a Safeguarding Induction. Other screening requirements may be required as detailed in the Screening Matrix. Please check the matrix to ensure you have met all screening requirements.

The Safeguarding Program Office will manage the screening of Clergy and Religious working within the Archdiocese.

The Office of the Vicar General will manage the screening of visiting Clergy, Religious and Laity to the Archdiocese (see https://perthcatholic.org.au/Home.htm)

Parish Priests, Agency Directors and CAPAC People and Culture Manager will manage the screening of church workers paid and unpaid.