Diocesan Safeguarding Policy

The Diocese of Bathurst is committed to safeguarding children, young people, vulnerable adults, and indeed, all who participate in the life of the Church at whatever level.

This document is intended to provide a framework of best practice which makes this safeguarding possible.  It contains our policy statement and articulates the Gospel values, core principles, church documents and legislation on which it is based, and refers to guidelines for recruitment, training, education and clear procedures for when abuse or allegations of abuse occur.

The Diocese upholds the principle of shared responsibility and requires all of its personnel, including volunteers, to be trained in the contents and obligations of this document and to engage in behaviours that ensure the protection and wellbeing of all.

+Michael McKenna
Bishop of Bathurst

The Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded HERE>