Safeguarding the Most Vulnerable in our Community

Checklist for Managing Safeguarding Reports in Parishes

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The Office of Safeguarding

The Office of Safeguarding has a powerful mandate and provides significant resources to support Catholic Communities in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults involved in the life and ministry of our diocese and our Parish. You can access a range of information and safeguarding material on the office of safeguarding website by clicking below.

The Catholic Parish of St James Muswellbrook is committed to the safety and welfare of children. We are committed to creating a safe environment for the children in our Parish. We endorse the Safeguarding Commitment Statement of the the Diocese and adopt it. Click this link to read the Safeguarding Commitment Statement

Convention on the Rights of the Child

As with all peoples, children have human rights across the full spectrum of civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. Because children are recognised as having particular inherent needs and dependencies, they also have particular rights. The Holy See ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in November 1990, along with most of the other nations of the world, including the Commonwealth of Australia. The Parish of St James Muswellbrook supports the particular rights and protections afforded children under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Other Sites on Convention on the Rights of the Child

Children’s Resources


You can find the Office of Safeguarding feedback form here