Safeguarding

 

The Diocese of Cairns is actively committed to fostering communities of safeguarding that recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and vulnerable adults.

The Diocese has a zero tolerance to abuse and will respond promptly to all abuse concerns, allegations and incidents.

This includes contacting the police immediately where there may be immediate risk of harm to any person, especially a child.

Every person within the Diocese of Cairns who comes into contact, or works with children and vulnerable adults, seeks to uphold the dignity of all children and vulnerable adults and commits to establishing safe and supportive relationships.

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Kids are Respected & Protected Video

 

Bishop James talks about the Importance of Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People in the Cairns Diocese

 

National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

As of February 2019, the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations have been endorsed by members of the Council of Australian Governments, including the Prime Minister and state and territory First Ministers.

The principles aim to provide a nationally consistent approach to creating organisational cultures that foster child safety and wellbeing.

The National Principles reflect ten child safe standards recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and are the vehicle for giving effect to recommendations relating to the standards.

The National Principles have a broader scope that goes beyond child sexual abuse to cover other forms of potential harm to children and young people.

 

The Catholic Diocese of Cairns Whistleblower Hotline

The Catholic Diocese of Cairns Whistleblower Hotline is an independent service run by Stopline that gives you the opportunity to report misconduct and other serious workplace issues – anonymously if you wish.

The Catholic Diocese of Cairns Whistleblower Hotline is an independent service.

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Quick Links

Safeguarding Commitment Statement

Safeguarding Handbook

Professional Standards Office Queensland

National Redress

Professional Standards Office

eSafety Commission

Kids Helpline

Catholic Professional Standards Ltd

Queensland Police Service

Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

 

 
 

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CAIRNS

183 Abbott Street, Cairns  QLD  4870    |   PO Box 625, Cairns  QLD  4870
Ph: 07 4051 2838      |       Email:    reception@cairns.catholic.org.au