Parish Safeguarding Support Officer Volunteer

We want you, we want you, we want you as a  New Recruit! No, not for the Navy, but for the Parish!!

The Safeguarding Office of the Archdiocese of Sydney has recently launched an initiative to recruit Parish Safeguarding Support Officers (PSSO) to support the Parish Priest to implement proactive Safeguarding measures to ensure safe environments for children, young people and the vulnerable in Parish communities. The PSSO may already be an employee or volunteer in the Parish but the role is on a volunteer basis only.

The ways in which the PSSO could support and assist the Parish Priest:

* Providing Safeguarding induction to all workers and training to volunteers of the Parish who work with children, including reading and signing of the Code of Conduct for Working With Children and Young People

* Raising awareness of Safeguarding in your Parish

* Creating Risk Assessments for Parish events/activities

* Responding to Safeguarding audit and compliance requirements

* Reporting any issues or concerns that come to your attention according to Archdiocesan protocols

* Monitoring the Visiting Clergy Register in line with current protocols

* Any other Safeguarding issues as requested by the Parish Priest

For more information about this important support role, please speak with your Parish Priest to express your interest in becoming the Parish Safeguarding Support Officer.