The privacy of all individuals with whom the Cannon Hill Catholic parish interacts is very important to us and we are committed to protecting all personal information we collect and hold.
As part of the Archdiocese of Brisbane WE MUST ABIDE BY AND ADHERE TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PRIVACY ACT 7 THE AUSTRALIAN PRIVACY PRINCIPLES.
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT RISK
Children are a gift from God with an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and security from physical and emotional harm. They are to be treasured, nurtured and safeguarded from harm by all.
The Archdiocese of Brisbane has promulgated a new Safeguarding Policy which states:
The Archdiocese has zero tolerance for all forms of abuse and is committed to safeguarding everyone involved in its activities, ministries, and services. The safety and wellbeing of children and adults-at-risk is paramount.
The current version can be found at: http://brisbanecatholic.org.au/support/safeguard/ and the Archdiocesan Intranet.
Last updated November 2020. This document is subject to amendment at certain times.
THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BRISBANE WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM
Failure to report belief of a Child Sexual Offence is a ciminal offence (Criminal Code - Section 229BC).
A copy of the Archdiocese’s Whistleblower Policy is available here: The Archdiocese of Brisbane Whistleblower Policy
Reportable Conduct is actual or planned conduct which the whistleblower reasonably and in good faith suspects is:
In all cases where there is statutory mandatory requirement to report a wrongdoing or student/client abuse/mistreatment – for example, in child protection or disability services areas, or as a condition of public funding and contracts those processes will be adhered to as part of this Policy.
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