It takes a whole community !
We at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Beenleigh make sure that the whole parish is aware of the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by promoting safe practices including articulating for others what is appropriate and inappropriate behaviour; and assisting the Parish Priest and staff in the implementation of the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy in the Parish
The Archdiocesan Safeguarding Children &Vulnerable Adults Prevention & Protection Policy can be found at: https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/support/safeguard
Phone: 1300 304 550
Archdiocese of Brisbane
Office for Safeguarding Services: www.brisbanecatholic.org.au/safeguarding
Phone: 07 3324 3752
Level 2 Penola Place, 142 Edward Street, Brisbane
Professional Standards Office Queensland www.psoqld.catholic.net.au
Safeguarding Training https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/safeguarding/safeguarding-training
WAYS TO REPORT A SAFEGUARDING INCIDENT OR CONCERN, OR TO GIVE FEEDBACK REGARDING SAFEGUARDING
Here is how you can report an incident or concern, or contact someone to talk about a safeguarding matter, or get more information:
Talk to the police (Emergency: '000' Non-emergency: 131 444) or KidsHelpLine (1800 55 1800 or www.kidshelpline.com.au)
Through the anonymous STOPline (1300 304 550 or AOB@stopline.com.au)
talk to our Parish Priest / Pastoral Council Member / Sacramental Team / Parish Secretary
fill out a Safeguarding Incident Report and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or GPO Box 282 Brisbane Qld 4001
For Incident Report Form click --> Link to Incident Report Form
VOLUNTEERS - Parish Ministries, Groups etc.
The Archdiocese of Brisbane has implemented standards of conduct for voluntary church workers to maintain a safe and healthy ministry environment. Our commitment to these standards requires that we have a record of your Blue Card and conduct background referencing for all who intend to engage in voluntary ministry having direct and regular involvement with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
The Archdiocese of Brisbane has the following safeguarding training packages, Safeguarding Induction, Applied Safeguarding Training and Training for Local Safeguarding Representatives, which can be viewed here https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/safeguarding/safeguarding-training
BLUE CARD - ‘No Card, No Start’
Individuals must have a valid blue card before they start paid work or volunteer. All card holders must apply to renew their blue card before it expires in order to continue working/volunteering. If an individual lets their card expire, they will have to cease work until they obtain a new valid blue card.
NOTE: If any volunteer requires assistance in applying for a Police Check or Blue card, please contact the parish secretary:
Phone: 3287 2282 or Email: email@example.com