What can each of us do to create an extended culture of guardianship?

  • Respect the dignity of each child, young person and adult in the community
  • Be aware, not overly suspicious, of the possibilities of abuse
  • Trust our instincts, avoid gossip and consult with appropriate persons
  • Be open to acquiring a deeper understanding of the harm caused by abuse
  • Undertake willingly the checks required by State and Church agencies
  • Abide by the Code of Ethical Behaviour
  • Work to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults in our community
  • Make a personal commitment to ensuring that our church is a safe community for all.


National Committee of Professional Standards. Used with permission.