Keeping our Young People Safe

A safe environment is one where young people are protected from physical,
emotional and spiritual harm.

Ensuring a safe environment for young people is an essential requirement of any ministry initiative. A safe environment is one where young people are protected from physical, emotional and spiritual harm. Integrity in the Service of the Church establishes principles and standards for lay workers and volunteers of the Catholic Church in Australia. This program is an essential part of any youth leader’s involvement in ministry in the Diocese of Parramatta. RU New 2 Youth Ministry is a six-hour program, in collaboration with the Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards, that builds the capacity of youth and young adults to create, promote and sustain, safe youth ministry. Sessions include orientation to:

Leadership Responsibilities
Safe Practices
Current Legislation
Scenario Based Learning
Risk Management
The challenges of working with young people

Often youth leaders are at the front-line of responding to, or identifying a young person in need.