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Child Protection Policy

The Diocese of Wollongong, consistent with its Mission Statement, affirms the dignity and worth of all children in its care. The Diocese has a strong commitment to the wellbeing, belonging and security of children. All persons performing ministry in any capacity within the Diocese are expected to promote child safety and wellbeing and provide an environment which fosters the child's developmental needs, spirituality, self-respect and dignity. 

The Diocese is committed to:

  • Implementing protective systems and practices;
  • Planning safe and supportive environments; and
  • Responding appropriately to disclosures of abuse and concerns of inappropriate behaviour toward children. 

Click here to download the Child Protection Policy (Updated September 2016).

The Child Protection Policy is accompanied by four supporting documents:

See also the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong's Child Protection and links at www.dow.catholic.edu.au