AUGUSTINIAN (PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND) CHILD PROTECTION POLICY STATEMENT
PROVINCE OF AUSTRALIA
The Augustinians recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing. Members of the Augustinian Province, the Delegation of Korea (Augustinians) and their co-workers, have an obligation to ensure that the fundamental rights of children and vulnerable persons are respected.
The Province, in its communities and ministries, recognises and affirms that each child should be cherished as a gift from God with an inherent right to dignity which shall be respected, nurtured and protected by all.
The Province undertakes to do everything possible to create safe environments in our ministries where the welfare of children, young people and other vulnerable persons is paramount.
In partnership with their primary carers the Province encourages and values the involvement of children and young people in liturgies and activities that enhance their spiritual, social, emotional and intellectual development.
In our parishes and colleges in Australia and in our social welfare facility in Korea we pledge to pay particular attention to the pastoral care and welfare of the young placed under our guidance.
This Professional Standards Policy strives to adhere to the principles and guidelines of the relevant documents of the Catholic Church in Australia and Korea, as well as the laws and guidelines of the civil authorities in each country in which we serve and to be alert to ongoing changes to these requirements.
The Province is committed to: