Three years on and we’ve updated the policy of Catholic Archdiocese of
Click below to be taken to the document.
Click on the image below to be taken to the Code of Conduct Declaration that needs to be signed by all volunteers and workers in the parish.
NOTE: Some people have reservations with some of the ambiguous wording in this document. Particularly where it says “Ensure that an adult is never alone with a child or young person…“
If you go to the Policy document on page three you will find the context for that and other statements:
Safeguarding children and young people within the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.
The application of this policy extends to clergy, employee and volunteer behaviour within the context of their role within the Church:
What this means is that you are still able to babysit your grandchildren, drive them and their friends to school, talk to the kids next door on their way home from school, etc. Just as before.