Child Safety Standards Compliance

At St Peter Apostle Mission Parish we hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of our parish and we are committed to ensuring that all those engaged in the Parish promote and are committed to the inherent dignity of children and young people and their fundamental right to be respected and nurtured in a safe environment.

We want our children to be safe, happy and empowered.

Our Parish complies with the Victorian Child-Safe Standards and the Melbourne Archdiocese Code of Conduct for Caring for Children and has in place policies, procedures and practices developed to keep children safe from harm, including all forms of abuse in our parish environment, on site, online and in other locations used by the parish. Our approach aims to ensure that every person involved in our Parish understands the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.


Statement of Commitment

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Persons Dec 2019

SC-CSS7 Children's Code of Conduct - Primary - Dec 2019

SC-CSS7 Children's Code of Conduct - Secondary - Dec 2019

Child safety reporting procedure flow chart (Parish Poster - Flowchart-FINAL.pdf)

Please note these materials are currently under review in light of recent legislative amendments regarding the reporting requirements imposed on Heads of Entities. In the interim, as the new requirements will be in addition to our current reporting arrangements and will only affect the responses required of the Heads of Entities, these materials may continue to be relied upon.