Commitment to Child Protection


The Catholic Church is committed to the care, wellbeing and protection of children and young people.
It recognises the dignity of each individual and shares responsibility, with their families and the broader community, for their care, wellbeing and protection.
The Church’s message is that child protection is the responsibility of every adult.

How does the Church show its commitment to child protection?
It does this through the provision of: 

  • the Child Protection Council
  • Child Protection Policies and Procedures
  • the Child Protection Office
  • training for clergy, religious, employees and volunteers

and by

  • operating within the legislation of the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA) and the amendments which came into effect in 2006 and 2009
  • working collaboratively with Church bodies towards the creation of safe and enriching environments for children and young people.

For information about child protection in our Catholic schools click here.