Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Persons


Commitment to Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

In the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, we consider the safety and well-being of all persons to be our highest priority.

We acknowledge and follow a code of conduct which takes into account the needs of all children and young people; supporting the inclusion of children and young people with a disability; from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; same-sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse children and young people; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people to promote their safety and well-being and promote their participation.

Clergy, employees and volunteers are committed to upholding the right to safety of all persons, and participating in a creating a culture of safety supported by policies, practices and procedures that strive to prevent abuse in the first instance and to respond appropriately and effectively if abuse does occur.

Here, at St Kevin’s Parish with the support from the Archdiocese of Melbourne, we strive to create an inclusive and welcoming Church which enables its people to grow and develop in their faith free from abuse, harm and neglect.
All Parish volunteers are required to obtain Working With Children Checks (WWCC) for all people who volunteer in any capacity of our Parish – including Aged Care for the protection of our elderly and vulnerable community.
Find the Archdiocese of Melbourne’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy  here
Find the Archdiocese of Melbourne’s Code of Conduct here

Volunteer WWCC are free and can be obtained by applying online using the below link.

The parish is very happy to assist doing this with you, please call the parish office to organise a time.

To do this you must bring in: two ID documents. One must have a photo.

(Both documents to reflect the same name – an Australian proof of name change must be provided if different.)

(Tip: The best combination is a passport and driver’s licence.)

To begin, you must have one of the following ID documents:

  • Australian passport (current or expired less than 3 years)
  • Current foreign passport (with linked visa)
  • Australian birth certificate (or Australian change of name certificate)
  • ImmiCard

And one of the following:

  • Medicare Card or;
  • Driver’s licence

WWCC online application

(Please make sure you add St Kevin’s Parish as your ‘Volunteer Organisation’)
All Parish Volunteers are required to complete a Code of Conduct Declaration: Use below link

Please click the links below for more information