Safeguarding Commitment Statement
As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Australia we, the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Australia, recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and adults at risk.
Drawing upon the example of Jesus who said “Let the children come to Me for it is to them that the kingdom of God belongs” (Luke 18:15-16) and “Whoever becomes an obstacle to one of these little ones, it would be better if a large millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea” (Mark 9:42), we value the children and vulnerable amongst us. We see them as a gift from God and we encourage their participation in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development within a culture that safeguards them from abuse and harm.
We commit ourselves to safeguarding children and adults from abuse and exploitation. This commitment extends to all within our Congregation, including Sisters of Charity and Congregational personnel. Each of us has a responsibility to safeguarding those within our care and contributing to a culture of care and protection.
This commitment is supported in a number of practical ways including implementation of, and adherence to, the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards and a range of related policies and procedures.
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