CTC holds the care, safety and wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults as a fundamental responsibility of the Church and its agencies. This commitment is drawn from, and inherent to, the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the dignity of each human person at the heart of the Gospel. CTC complies fully with the Safeguarding Policies of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and the University of Divinity.
Catholic Theological College recognises the personal dignity and human rights of all people.
Safeguarding may be defined as ensuring that vulnerable individuals are protected from abuse, neglect or any form of harm. The College acknowledges that it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect to vulnerable children and adults. All staff and students undertake to create a safe environment for vulnerable people.
The College aims to create a culture where safeguarding is a natural part of all its planning, decisions and activities, and where all staff embrace responsibility for safeguarding as part of their Christian mission.
What we’re doing about Safeguarding
- Safeguarding Contact Officer (see below)
- University Policies promoting safeguarding
- Unit of study: Pastoral Leadership for a Safe Church
- Course of study: Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision
- Safeguarding seminar held at CTC
Reporting safeguarding-related incidents
- Contact the Safeguarding Officer via the email link.
- All safeguarding issues will be handled with sensitivity and in the strictest confidence.