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Child Safety

Child Safety

Catholic Royal Commission Public Hearing – Update

On Monday 6th February, the final hearing into the Catholic Church will begin. Ahead of this hearing, Archbishop Denis Hart has issued a message to Australian Catholics. Copies of this message are available in the Magazine Rack in the Narthex. This case hearing will examine why historical child sexual abuse was so prominent in the Church and the changes put in place by the Church in recent years to respond to abuse and better protect children.

As a parish, we remain resolutely committed to promoting the inherent dignity of our children, young people and all who are vulnerable. Copies of our parish Commitment Statement to Child Safety are also available in the Narthex. Please ensure that you have read this important document. Throughout 2017, we will continue the process of ensuring that we are compliant with the Victorian Child Safe Standards. In the coming months, more information will be made available to parishioners about our child safety measures. For more information please speak to our parish priest, Fr Jude Pirotta (9748 6800) or the parish’s Child Safety Officer, Mrs Geralyn McCarthy (0416 059 673).

 

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