Our parish is committed to providing a safe environment for children and families to develop their relationship with God and with each other. As well as observing all the legal and moral obligations of society, the parish community seeks to faithfully follow Christ and His gospel teachings, particularly with regard to children and vulnerable adults.
Our parish leadership implements a raft of procedures, practices and training and is downloaded for more information.
Parish Safety Officer (0437 290 950)
‘We have zero tolerance of child abuse’.
This Child Safe Policy has been endorsed by the Parish Pastoral Council and was approved by Father Joseph Taylor originally in July 2018. It will be regularly reviewed and endorsed by the Parish Pastoral Council, most recently in November 2019.
Commitment Statement to Child Safety : download
The new child safe policy can be downloaded from here : download
Child Safe Code of Conduct: download
All of our staff and volunteers undergo training and updates for our parish. This is compulsory.
We have a dedicated Child Safe team. Current members are Fr. Joe Taylor (parish priest), Di Teitzel (Office Manager), Sr. Agnes Murphy RSM (PPC representative), Kathy Hunt (parish community representative) and Paul White (St. Brendan’s Child Safe Officer). The team meets regularly to oversee the policies and procedures that have been adopted and ensure that they are implemented.
24/telephone and online crisis support, information a referral to specialist counselling for anyone in Australia who has experienced or been impacted by sexual assault, or domestic or family violence.
|Phone: 1800 737 732|
|BLUE KNOT FOUNDATION
Provides telephone counselling, information and support for adult survivors of child abuse, and referral to professionals and agencies. Provides workshops for survivors, family members, partners, and friends.
|Phone: 1300 657 380
9:00am to 5:00pm daily
Specialist case management, face-to-face counselling (only in Queensland), and telephone counselling in all states and territories for child and adult survivors, non-offending family members and friends engaging with the Royal family members and friends engaging with the Royal Commission.
|Phone: 1800 272 831
8:30am to 4:30pm M-F
Trauma informed telephone counselling for childhood abuse.
|Phone: 1800 991 099
A national telephone and on-line support, information, and referral services for men with family and relationship concerns.
|Phone: 1300 789 978
24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention.
|Phone: 131 114|