The Parish of Epping and Carlingford is resolutely committed to making our community a place of safety, welcome and inclusion for everyone but especially for our children, young people, and vulnerable adults including the elderly. Our commitment is consistent with our mission statement to serve and reach out to others as we grow in our relationship with God and each other. It is a reflection of our way of life announced by the ministry of Jesus and one in which we all bear a personal responsibility.
Our parish offers many varied ministries for children, including altar serving, Children’s Liturgy, Children’s Music ministry, and youth activities and events. Anyone working with the children in these ministries or other children’s or youth events or activities must undergo the appropriate security checks, and where necessary complete the appropriate protection forms.
If you have any concerns regarding the safety of anyone within our parish community then we encourage you to contact our Parish Priest or Parish Office. Alternatively, you may wish to directly contact the Diocese of Broken Bay’s Office of Safeguarding by clicking here.
Diocesan Commitment Statements
The children, young and vulnerable people of the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay must be kept safe. The Diocese of Broken Bay strives to promote this in its care and is committed to maintaining a pastoral community that models the essential qualities of ethical and moral behaviours. This Commitment Statement here and a children's version here) are displayed within our Parish and are a sign of our ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety of those who are part of our community.
Information about Safeguarding including helpful contacts, survivor support and the Royal Commission research can be found on the safeguarding section of the Diocese of Broken Bay website: https://www.bbcatholic.org.au/our-faith/safeguarding