St Brendan’s Catholic Church Bankstown
Parish Safeguarding & Child Protection
St Brendan’s Parish Bankstown follows the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’s Safeguarding Policy which is aligned with the ten Child Safe Standards that were recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The Policy of the Archdiocese can be found with this link. Information is available in a number of languages.
Other links that may assist workers and volunteers of Parishes to understand the protocols and procedures forming the Safeguarding Policy for the protection of Children are as follows:
Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney Safeguarding policy – English & Vietnamese
Sydney Archdiocese Code of Conduct for working with Children – English & Vietnamese
Sydney Archdiocese listening to your card – English & Vietnamese
It is a requirement of the Sydney Archdiocese that workers and volunteers at the Parish complete a “Safeguarding Induction Training” which is available on-line. Workers and volunteers of Parishes can complete the training on-line by registering via the below link. The on-line training has the option for users to translate the content as they complete it.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CERTIFICATE (WWCC)
The Working With Children Check is a requirement by the NSW Government and the Sydney Archdiocese for anyone who works in a child-related environment or volunteers in Parishes.
To obtain a WWC Certificate, apply to the Service NSW either on-line or by visiting their Centre. Once you obtain your WWC Number from Service NSW, please provide a copy of the Certificate together with your date of birth to the St Brendan’s Parish Office:
Ph 02 9790 2859; Email firstname.lastname@example.org