Safeguarding the Ipswich Catholic Community

At the Ipswich Catholic Community, we are committed to ensuring our community is a safe place for our parishioners and those we encounter. The following policies are in place at the Ipswich Catholic Community and are in accordance with policies of the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

“The Archdiocese of Brisbane holds that children, young people and vulnerable adults are a gift from God with an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and security from physical and emotional harm. They are to be treasured, nurtured and safeguarded by all.”
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy – Archdiocese of Brisbane

The Archdiocese has released the following documents to support Parishes with the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy. These documents include:

  • Policy and Procedure Document
  • Safeguarding Policy Support Document
  • Safeguarding Parish Implementation & Accountability Strategies

These documents work together to provide parish communities with all the necessary direction to implement the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Prevention and Protection Policy.

For more information, please visit the website of the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

Other Parish Community Policies

Refund Policy

All requests for refunds must be made in writing (email or post) and addressed to the Parish Priest. The request should have the details of the initial donation/payment made, including the date, amount, name of the donor/payee, receipt number and the nature of the error. Once we receive your request it will be reviewed by the Parish Priest.

Sacramental Policy: Christian Initiation for Children

Sacramental Policy: Children and the Sacraments

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Safety Alert – Ladder Use on Parish Properties