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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.

Our Parish has established a committee consisting of Annette White, Linda Davis & Maureen Lim.  Our committee is working to meet our compliance with the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework.  This work will ensure that child safety is embedded within the culture of our parish, and is reflected in the way in which our parish conducts its ministry.  We work in conjunction with the Catholic Professional Standards Unit (CPSU).

SAFEGUARDING COMMITTEE CONTACT DETAILS:

Parish Office – Phone: 9401 6398 / Email: seaford@cam.org.au

Linda Davis –  Email: lindajofern08@gmail.com

Maureen Lim – Phone: 0431 485 914 / Email:  chelkama@gmail.com

Tamara Cugnetto, Safeguarding Project Team Leader, Professional Standards Unit, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne – Phone: 9926 5718 / Mobile: 0447 128 125 / Email: Tamara.Cugnetto@cam.org.au

OUR CHILD COMMITMENT STATEMENT

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 Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme.  We are updating all our current information and policies to be in line with the CPSL Self-Assessment of Compliance which reflects the requirements of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.    The CPSL National Catholic Safeguarding Standards are aligned with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

Our framework also includes references to the CCYP Victorian Child Safe Standards (CSS), which are mandatory for organisations in accordance with the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005. The Victorian Government is currently reviewing the Victorian Standards including considering whether any adjustments should be made to better align with the National Principles.

St Anne’s Seaford Parish documents are accessible here, along with our Policies, are our Parish response to and implementation of, policies of the Child Safeguarding Standards.   These will be updated in the coming months to reflect these changes from the Victorian to the National Standards.  We aim to have our CPSL Self-Assessment completed by November 2020.

The ten National Catholic Child Safeguarding Standards can be accessed here.

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