Child Safety

Keeping Children Safe

Pope Francis has urged all of us to “find the courage needed to take all necessary measures and to protect in every way the lives of our children.”


A child safe environment is one that protects children from all forms of harm, as well as encourages the participation and empowerment of children. At St Therese's we are committed to creating and maintaining this environment where it is everyone's responsibility to keep our children safe.

St Therese's Parish Child Safety Officer is Dr Olivia Metcalf.

For any concerns email


St Therese\'s Essendon Parish

Child Safety Policies

Child Safety Policy (St Therese's Parish): Click Here

Child Safety Code of Conduct (St Therese's Parish): Click Here

Child Protection - Reporting Obligations (St Therese's Parish): Click Here

If You See Something, Say Something: Click Here

May Our Children Flourish - Code of Conduct for Caring for Children (Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne): Click Here

Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Commitment to Child Safety Statement: Click Here


Teach your Child How to Keep Themselves Safe

Empowerment and participation of children

Safety of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Safety of children with a disability

Cultural safety of Aboriginal children