SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY 11 Sep 2022
This weekend, the Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday, an opportunity to pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters. Jubilee Parish is committed to the care, wellbeing and protection of children, young people and people at risk in the community and our practices support this commitment. Mindful of the theme for Child Protection Week, may we work together to ensure all people feel safe and supported.
You can find out more about the Church’s work in this area at: www.catholic.org.au/safeguardingsunday
CHILD PROTECTION WEEK
National Child Protection Week runs 4-11 September with an overarching theme of Every child, in every community, needs a fair go. The goal this year is to shine a light on children growing up safe and supported, through a series of webinars and activities.
An initiative of the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN), an organisation focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect before it starts, National Child Protection looks at what works to keep children safe and supported – based on feedback from children and families and evidence – and how to translate this knowledge into action.
Webinars topics include supporting young parents with out-of-home care, how connection with culture can keep Indigenous children safe and supported and a preview of an Australian study into child maltreatment. Resources for kids include a children’s activity booklet and art activity.
To register for the webinars or access children’s resources, visit napcan.org.au.
To see Queensland events, please visit childprotectionweek.org.au/events
National Child Protection Week 4 – 10 September 2022
Children and young people thrive when they grow up safe, connected and supported in their family, community and culture.
They have the right to grow up in environments that support them according to their needs, now and into the future.
This year let’s talk about how we create a supportive environment for every child.
National Child Protection Week will be looking at what works to keep children safe and supported… what children are telling us… what families are telling us… what the evidence is telling us… and how to translate this knowledge into action.
We know that too many children are not growing up safe and supported and that Child Protection systems are overloaded. There are many opportunities to change the trajectory for these children.
We can stop child abuse and neglect – and reduce its impact – by working together to make sure every child in every community has a fair go.
From Monday 5 July, 2021, Queensland has introduced two new laws targeting sexual offences against children.
.SAFEGUARDING AT JUBILEE
Jubilee Parish and the Archdiocese of Brisbane are committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of the parish community, particularly children and vulnerable adults. Protecting the vulnerable from abuse is everyone’s business and we rely on the whole community to ensure we meet our Safeguarding responsibilities.
For most people, this means knowing who to contact if you have any concerns or questions about Safeguarding in the parish. These contacts are:
While some of these additional application processes can be a bit tedious, they contribute to a safer environment for all, especially those in most need of protection.
Thank you for your ongoing support. More information is available at jubileeparish.com/volunteers or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Cahill, Local Safeguarding Representative