Safe Guarding Project & Parish Officers

The Safeguarding Project 

There has been increasing recognition of the existence of child abuse and a growing acceptance of the potential risks to children from individuals working in positions of trust.  Greater attention has now been paid to how Church organisations can ensure that the children with whom they are in contact are kept safe from harm.  The Perth Catholic Archidiocese is committed to providing safe and secure environments for all its members especially its children, young people and vulnerable individuals.   The Perth Archidiocesan Safeguarding Office was established in November 2014 to develop and implement policies, procedures and activities for safeguarding children and other vulnerable members of the Church.  This is in line with the 12 National Standards for creating a child-safe organisation.  


Safeguarding Officers

Two Safeguarding Officers have been appointed for each parish and these are Brenda Meyer and Lena Teo for the Wembley and Floreat parishes.  These officers will be provided with ongoing support and training and will be responsible for the implementation of policies and procedures.  These officers should be the first point of contact regarding suspicions of abuse and other safeguarding concerns.  They will work with the Safeguarding Project Coordinator to ensure any issues or concerns are addressed immediately.      

Lena Teo                                                                Brenda Meyer                                                                                                                                                                          

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 Lena Teo                                                      Brenda Meyer                         

Safeguarding Handbook

The Catholic Archdiocese of Perth has published a  handbook which provides extensive and detailed information relating to this important subject.      To view this publication, Please click here.


To view and/or pring a copy of the revised  Form2 an attachment to the publication, Please click here.