The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has an abiding commitment to promote and uphold the safety, welfare, and wellbeing of each child and every vulnerable person with whom we interact in the name of our church.

Parish volunteers who are in role where they are in contact with children or vulnerable persons, are required to attend Course 2: Safeguarding in Parishes. This training forms part of the Diocese’s mandatory training regime and is specifically designed to support parish workers undertaking a broad range of ministries in church facilities and out in the community. The training targets the safeguarding needs of faith communities. The course will address:

  • the Diocese’s Safeguarding Framework policy
  • indicators of risk and vulnerability
  • indicators of abuse and neglect
  • boundaries in ministry
  • responding to disclosures
  • reporting obligations
  • contributing to a ‘Safe’ culture

This training will be held at Club Singleton on Saturday 7 October 2023 from 9.30am-1pm.  Anyone who is required to attend this training will have been sent an invitation to register. The training is open to all parishioners to attend if they wish. Please ensure you have registered online as a volunteer of the parish to ensure we continue to meet the standards for Safeguarding in our parishes. If you are unable to register online, please contact the parish office and we can assist you with registering.