Safeguarding Month 2021

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Celebrate the Participation of Children and Young People in the Diocese of Broken Bay throughout the five weeks of Safeguarding Month. You are invited to join with the following initiatives.

Week 1: Celebrate Participation - Children and Young People across the Diocese

  • Like Diocesan social media posts that show how Children and Young People participate in our Catholic communities.

Week 2: Strengthen Participation - Every child in every community, needs a fair go

  • Wednesday 8 September - Participation of Children and Young People in Catholic Communities: A Guide to Supporting & Engaging, Listening and Communicating with Children and Young People. This new resource can be viewed and downloaded below.
  • Celebrate National Children Protection Week (NAPCAN) by visiting their National webpage - and learn about the theme: Every child, in every community, needs a fair go.
  • Thursday 9 September @ 12.30pm to 1.30pm – Free webinar facilitated by NAPCAN - eSafety’s guide to online sexual harassment and image-based abuse. The webinar is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 13 - 18. To register click here.


Week 3: Active Participation - Communities Supporting the Participation of Children and Young People

  • Sunday 12 September 2021 - The Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday - join Bishop Anthony Randazzo in celebrating Mass at 9.30am via live stream from the Cathedral. Click here to participate.
  • Remember in your prayers this week the wellbeing and safety of Children and Young People especially those who are particularly vulnerable due to COVID-19. Download these prayer resources: Prayer card and Prayers of Intercession.

Week 4: Active Participation: Communities Supporting the Vulnerable

Week 5: Active Participation - Safeguarding

  • The Diocesan Office for Safeguarding places a special devotion to Mary Undoer of Knots. Her feast day is celebrated Tuesday 28 September. You are invited to pray the Mary Undoer of Knots Novena. A wonderful prayer resource can be accessed here.