Child safe environments

December 2015


The Archdiocese of Adelaide and Diocese of Port Pirie have a legal requirement to ensure that all personnel are aware of their role in child protection. 

All clergy, religious, employees
and volunteers are required to be aware of their role as mandated notifiers in order to comply with the South Australian Children’s Protection Act 1993.

It is mandated within Archdiocesan policy and training framework that all clergy, religious and employees attend the Child Safe Environment training. It is recommended that all volunteers attend this training.


What is Child Safe Environments training?

The Child Safe Environments – Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect training enables participants to:

  • Understand their legal and moral obligations as mandated notifiers under the Children’s Protection Act, 1993 and its 2005 and 2009 amendments
  • Explore and understand attitudes and values related to child protection and the prevention of child abuse and neglect
  • Develop the knowledge and skills required to identify and respond appropriately to a child or young person who may experience abuse and/or neglect.
  • Understand the process of making a notification to the Child Abuse Report Line (CARL) and how notification can be made via telephone and internet.
  • Reflect on their role in the care and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Develop understanding of the need for children and young people to feel safe in all venues in the Church community.


For information about training, refresher courses and requirements contact the Child Protection Office between 8:30am and 5pm weekdays by phoning 08 8210 8159 or email.