Safeguarding Program Team
The Safeguarding Program has a team of volunteer safeguarding officers that are committed to supporting parishes and agencies throughout the Archdiocese in the implementation of Safeguarding.
These officers are a vital link between parishes, agencies and the Safeguarding Program office. They provide support and guidance and are a point of contact for any safeguarding concerns at the local level.
Andrea joined the Archdiocese of Perth with a background of 28 years of experience as a police officer specialising in child protection. She has provided services to children in metropolitan, rural and remote areas of Western Australia and has developed the first and only Child Protection Program for Rural and Remote Children.
Barbara assists to coordinate the implementation of the Safeguarding Progam across the Archdiocese. She has a background in law enforcement, child protection and family support with a qualification in Social Science – Family and Children Studies and Therapeutic Practice.
Program Manager, NCSS National 2 Local
Bill is working closely with the Office of the Archbishop and the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth Administration Centre, Archdiocesan Agencies, and Parishes to ensure the Archdiocese of Perth meets the requirements of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.
John (Jock) Gillespie
Safeguarding Compliance Officer
John (Jock) Gillespie has joined us as compliance officer for the Safeguarding component where he will engage and support Parish Communities to build their capability and capacity to meet the requirements of the Safeguarding Handbook and National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.
He was a member of the Western Australia Police Force for 31 years and served in a wide variety of operational and senior management positions. He is the recipient of the WA Police Award for Bravery, and National and State Police Service Medals.