A Hospital for Sinners – A Training Ground for Saints

Statement of Commitment 

The Catholic Diocese of Townsville will do everything in its power to provide a safe environment for children and vulnerable people so as to minimise the possibility of any harm. 

The Catholic Church is called by Jesus to give priority of place to the welfare and well-being of children and vulnerable people. The voices of our most vulnerable in the Church should be heard and listened to so we see reality through their eyes. 

The Catholic Diocese of Townsville believes that children and vulnerable people are a gift from God with an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and security from physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological harm. 

The Catholic Diocese of Townsville has established a policy to help protect children and vulnerable people in our Church. This policy applies to all Church personnel within this Diocese including any cleric, member of a religious institute or other persons who are employed by the Church, or appointed to voluntary positions, or engage in other forms of pastoral ministry. 

The Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy and its procedures is governed by current legislation to safeguard, ensure legislative compliance and to be accountable and transparent in all ministries undertaken by the Church.

To access the diocesan Safeguarding policy please visit: https://www.tsv.catholic.org.au/diocese/diocesan-office/safeguarding/