Safeguarding

The Archdiocese of Brisbane holds that children, young people and vulnerable adults are a gift from God with an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and security from physical and emotional harm. They are to be treasured, nurtured and safeguarded.

Our parish, in line with the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Safeguarding Policy, has zero tolerance for all forms of abuse and is committed to safeguarding all who interact with the parish through its activities, ministries and services, especially children and adults at risk.

Each Parish in the Archdiocese of Brisbane has a Local Safeguarding Representative who is responsible for:

  • Making sure that the whole parish is aware of the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • 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 compliance officer for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults at Banyo Nundah Catholic Parish is Catherine Byrnes. Catherine can be contacted at lsr.nundah@bne.catholic.net.au For more information, visit https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/safeguarding.

The Archdiocesan Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Prevention & Protection Policy can be found
at: https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/safeguarding/safeguard
Useful Links

How to report a Safeguarding incident or concern, or 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:

Volunteers

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.

  • Safe Conduct Standards (Archdiocese of Brisbane)
  • Prior Conduct Declaration (Archdiocese of Brisbane)
  • Archdiocese of Brisbane Policy Whistle blower

Safeguarding Training

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. Click here for further information about the Blue Card Application process.

Useful links:

  • Criminal History Statutory Declaration
  • ‘Police Check’ can now be completed online via this
    link https://www.bit.ly/banyopc
  • Online Police Checks – User Guide