safeguarding sunday

This Sunday the 12th of September the Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday, on which we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters. We recognise and apologise for the harm done by priests, religious and lay people in Church settings. We recommit to practices that support survivors and make the Catholic Church and its ministries the safest possible place for children and people at risk. You can find out more about the Church’s work in this area at: www.catholic.org.au/safeguardingsunday

Safeguarding Training: Our Safeguarding Office is offering further training sessions for those who missed out earlier this year. Details are attached, with the dates offered as follows:

· Friday 24 September 9am-12 at 450 Hay Street, or

· Friday 24 September 1-4pm at 450 Hay Street, or

· Friday 3 December 9am-12 at 450 Hay Street, or

· Friday 3 December 1-4pm at 450 Hay Street.

Registrations can best be made online: http://safeguarding.perthcatholic.org.au

· Parent Workshop: There will be 1 parent workshop held centrally at St Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday 7th September from 7pm to 9pm. Please see notice board at back of Church for more information or contact safeguarding@perthcatholic.org.au

· Safeguarding Sunday: On the 12th of September the Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday, on which we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters. We recognise and apologise for the harm done by priests, religious and lay people in Church settings. We recommit to practices that support survivors and make the Catholic Church and its ministries the safest possible place for children and people at risk. You can find out more about the Church’s work in this area at: www.catholic.org.au/safeguardingsunday

· Storybook “You are God’s Marvellous Creation”: This book has been created by the Perth Catholic Archdiocese Safeguarding Office. Please see order forms on the information book at the back of the Church to order your free copy of this book to help celebrate National Child Protection Week this year.