Safeguarding Training in the Archdiocese of Brisbane
All Archdiocesan personnel, including clergy, religious, employees and registered volunteers, are required to view the Safeguarding Essentials Module (level 1).
Those who provide services to or engage in activities mainly with children/adults at risk are also required to complete Applied Safeguarding Module (level 2).
Archdiocesan safeguarding training is completed every three (3) years.
Safeguarding Essentials Module (Level 1)
The Safeguarding Essentials Presentation (level 1) provides information on the Archdiocesan safeguarding strategy, safeguarding policy, types of abuse, grooming behaviours, personal boundaries and how to respond to safeguarding concerns and disclosures.
All Archdiocesan personnel, including clergy, religious, employees and registered volunteers, are required to view the presentation as part of their induction, refresher or annual training.
The presentation is a pre-requisite for those who need to complete the Applied Safeguarding Training (level 2). This presentation is available to view below. If you’re having difficulty streaming the presentation, we recommend downloading the presentation.
After viewing the presentation, volunteers are to complete a Confirmation of Completion form (click here) and return it to their Parish/Ministry/Community. The completed form is to then be submitted by the Parish/Ministry/Community to the People & Culture (HR) office to have the training registered. The completed forms can be sent by the Parish to:
Address: People & Culture PO Box 282 Brisbane Qld 4001
Applied Safeguarding Module (Level 2)
This level of training is only for Archdiocesan personnel, including clergy, religious, employees and volunteers, whose role mainly involves delivering ministries, services or activities with children and vulnerable adults on behalf of the Archdiocese.
The Applied Safeguarding Training (level 2) aims to provide learners with a deeper understanding of key safeguarding content and the skills to identify safeguarding risks, implement safeguards for church ministries, services and activities, and effectively respond to safeguarding concerns and incidents.
The Safeguarding Essentials Presentation (level 1) is a pre-requisite for this training. Those who are not confirmed as having viewed the presentation cannot register for this training.
The Archdiocese is currently working with training developers to create a concise, accessible form of level 2 training that will be made available to all parishes, ministries and agencies when published.