Safeguarding all Children and Vulnerable Adults
The safety of all people in our care, particularly children and vulnerable adults, is a fundamental concern for the Loreto Australia & South East Asia Province (Loreto).
Loreto is committed to providing an environment that is caring, nurturing and safe for all children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities, young people and vulnerable adults both within Australia and in overseas locations where Loreto operates. Our statement of commitment can be found here – Loreto Province Commitment to Child Safety Loreto has a Professional Standards Officer, who with regard to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults:
- advises Loreto Province on best practice approaches
- handles complaints
- ensures compliance to standards and legislation
- ensures compliance to Loreto Province policy and procedures
Loreto is committed to the Catholic Professional Standards Limited framework for Catholic Church entities to build child-safe cultures and to advance the safety of children across the Catholic Church in Australia.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct explains and affirms the standards of behaviour expected by Loreto for members of our community including employees, contractors, board members and volunteers.
It is imperative that all members read, reflect upon, understand and respond accordingly to their responsibilities as set out in the Code.
Professional Standards Enquiries
The National Redress Scheme
Our statement regarding the Loreto Province’s commitment to joining the National Redress Scheme in solidarity with all people who have experienced abuse can be found here.
Feature Image: Artwork by Loreto Sister Susan Daily ibvm