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.
The principles aim to provide a nationally consistent approach to creating organisational cultures that foster child safety and wellbeing.
They 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.
This Whistleblower Hotline is part of the service provided by Stopline Pty Ltd to Catholic Diocese of Cairns people, contractors and other stakeholders to enable the reporting of any issue that may adversely affect Catholic Diocese of Cairns or its people or reputation.
Further information on the sorts of matters that should be reported and the ways that they can be reported are found throughout their site.