Mandate

The Safeguarding Office is the Perth Catholic Archdiocese abiding commitment to promoting the safety, welfare, and well being of children and vulnerable adults. The Safeguarding Program is informed by a fundamental belief that children and vulnerable adults have the right to physical and psychological safety at all times and that the Church, as a Christian institution, should now and into the future be at the forefront of efforts to make this a reality.

Creating a safe church is a dynamic process that involves active participation and responsibility by all leaders, clergy, church workers, and the wider church community including parents and families. The Archdiocese is committed to making this possible through collaboration, vigilance, and proactive approaches across legislation, policies, procedures, and practices.