Central to the mission of St Anne’s Parish is an unequivocal commitment to fostering the dignity, self-esteem and integrity of children and young people and providing them with a safe, supportive and enriching environment to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.
MAY OUR CHILDREN FLOURISH
At St Anne’s Seaford Parish, we hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of our parish. We adhere to the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards and the newly commenced (from 1/7/2017) Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme. In addition to this, we follow the Archdiocesan Code of Conduct for Caring for Children, May Our Children Flourish.
The documents below are our Parish response to, and implementation of, protocols and procedures of the Child Safe Standards.
The 7 Child Safe Standards are:
St Anne’s Seaford Parish Policies and Procedures are as below, and will be reviewed and updated periodically:
St Anne’s Child Safety Code of Conduct (Updated 29/3/17)
St_Annes_Child_Safety_Policy_V1A_2017 (Updated 20/7/17)
Internal Reporting Processes – May Our Children Flourish
Working With Children Checks
The Code does not apply to the Catholic Education Office (CEOM) and to Catholic systematic schools within the Archdiocese which are covered by CEOM policies. It also does not apply to activities where the child is under the direct care and supervision of a parent or guardian such as children assisting at Mass or attending a social event after Mass with a parent.
These documents demonstrate our commitment to the Child Safe Standards and will be displayed here, on the noticeboard in the church foyer and the Parish Centre as they are finalised.