Support and Resources: Safeguarding Toolkits, Frameworks & Policies

Welcome! Here you’ll find the resources to help you in your commitment to safeguarding the young and vulnerable people in our community. You’ll find guides, policy documents, toolkits and forms that will help you promote a safe and protective environment as a clergy member, employee and volunteer.

Visiting Clergy

Visiting Clergy, with and without an ACMR number, should familiarise themselves with our Safeguarding standards and processes when ministering in the Diocese.

Parish Toolkit

This section contains Safeguarding policies and resources to help parish staff and volunteers build safe communities.

Leaders & Workers

All employees, volunteers, clergy, religious, contractors and sub-contractors engaged in parish or ministry work must understand their obligations.

Policies

Visit this section to download the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy. View child protection, safeguarding, risk, complaint management, codes of conduct and more.

Visiting Clergy

All visiting clergy and religious, with and without an ACMR number, who wish to minister in the Diocese of Parramatta must uphold the standards and processes we have put in place to ensure the safety of our community and request permission from the Diocese first.

Please download the following documents and familiarise yourself with the information provided:

If you need assistance with these documents or have a question about the safeguarding requirements during your visit, please contact the Office for Safeguarding using the form at the bottom of this page.

Safeguarding Toolkit for Parishes

This toolkit contains a number of resources that are useful for Parish Priests and parishes to access and print in order to build safe parish communities.

Frameworks for Leaders and Workers

Are you a ‘worker’ (employee, volunteer, a clergy/religious, contractor or sub-contractor) currently engaged in Diocesan parish/ministry? 

Are you required by the parish/ministry to hold a Working with Children Check clearance for the services you provide?   

If you can answer “Yes” to the above questions, you are considered a ‘worker’ under the NSW Reportable Conduct Scheme for the purpose of that Scheme. 

This means:  

  1. You need to understand what an allegation of reportable conduct is.
  2. You are expected to inform your manager/supervisor of any allegation of reportable conduct that you are aware of (or if you cannot inform your manager/supervisor you must inform the Office for Safeguarding Diocese of Parramatta.
  3. As a ‘worker’ the scheme applies to you if you are the subject of an allegation of reportable conduct. 
  4. You need to know where to access more information about the process.    

Safeguarding Policies & Procedures

Our Diocesan policies, including our Safeguarding Policy, that demonstrate how the Diocese of Parramatta is committed to Safeguarding across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

Safeguarding Training & Education

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