Child Protection Sunday marked on 13th September
The Church in Australia marks Child Protection Sunday on 13th September. The day seeks to acknowledge the immense damage caused by the sexual abuse of children, including by priests, religious and lay people within Catholic contexts.
The Church makes a commitment to practices and protocols that create and maintain safe environments for all people, especially children and other people who are at risk. We recognise and apologise for the harm done and we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters.
Catholic Social Services Victoria is committed to the care, wellbeing and protection of children, young people and people at risk in our community. We uphold that child protection and the dignity of every person is the responsibility of every adult.
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