The Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie takes seriously its duty of care to those who entrust themselves to it and to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all participants in programs and activities. In conjunction with the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide, the Port Pirie Diocesan WWCCs are facilitated by the Archdiocesan Screening and Verification Authority (SAVA).
The Diocese recognises and encourages the significant role that the Church community plays in the provision of an environment that protects our vulnerable groups (Includes the elderly, the disabled and those who are disadvantaged or experiencing crisis) and nurtures the well-being of children, young people and their families. In doing this the Diocese requires the Church community to implement practices which are defined as child safe and which sustain and maintain the sanctity of trust that children place in adults.
It is the policy and practice of the Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie that all persons who have a responsibility as volunteer, employee or contractor within the Church undergo a Working with Children Check. The check is used as part of the assessment process to determine a person’s suitability for volunteering or for a position of employment within the Diocese of Port Pirie and also within associated organisations closely affiliated with the Catholic Diocese.”
- Statutory obligation or court order require otherwise
- Further consent is obtained from you clearly stating the purpose of the use of the information.
Legislation relevant to the Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie pursuant the requirements for screening are as follows:
Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 – (commenced 01/07/19 with 12 month transition period)
Spent convictions Act 2009
Spent convictions Regulations 2011
Children & Young People (Oversight & Advocacy) Act 2016
Children & Young People (Oversight & Advocacy) Regulations 2017
Public Sector (Data Sharing) Act 2016
Public Sector (Data Sharing) Regulations 2017