Bishop Michael handing over a copy of the SACBC policy on safeguarding our children to Vicar General Joseph Kizito after promulgating it at the senate on 15 August, 2012.

Policy on safeguarding our children

Protecting Children and Young People in the Diocese of Aliwal North

Children and young people have a very important place in our Church and we are always eager to encourage their active participation in parish life. We are committed to doing everything we can to create a safe and welcoming place for our young parishioners, where their welfare is of greatest importance. It is our Diocesan policy to ensure that children and young people will always be safe, protected and supported in all activities associated with the Church.

If you have any concerns about the well-being of a child or young person connected to, or involved in the Church, or you suspect that a child or young person may be suffering abuse by anyone within the Church, please report the matter immediately to one of the Contact Persons (details given below) or to a priest whom you know.

If you or you know of a child or young person who has been sexually abused, or if you suspect that a child or young person has been physically abused or neglected, you should report this to the police or a registered social worker.

Please provide as much detail as possible, so that the matter can be quickly and fully investigated. It is important that we do everything we can to protect children and to prevent them from being harmed in any way.

The names and telephone numbers of the Contact Persons are:

  • Name: Fr Paul Musafiri / Telephone No: 072 5912077
  • Name: Sr Gladys Papiso / Telephone No: 076 9019257

Thank you for your help in protecting children and young people.

The Church’s Policy on Safeguarding our Children is downloadable here: SACBC_ALIWAL-Policy-Safeguarding-Children

From the Catholic Church To all Children and Young People

KEEPING YOU SAFE

You are always welcome in Church and in our parish community.

We are committed to keeping you safe from harm.

If you have been hurt in any way by someone, or you are at risk of being hurt, please tell us straight away so that we can help you.

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If you know of another child or young person who has been hurt by someone, or is at risk of being hurt, please tell us straight away so that we can help him or her.

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Contact one of these people listed below:

  • Name: Fr Paul Musafiri / Telephone No: 072 5912077
  • Name: Sr Gladys Papiso / Telephone No: 076 9019257

Thank You!

N.B:  This poster should appear prominently in all our churches, Mass centres, presbyteries, parish halls, schools, etc.

Picture: Bishop Michael handing over a copy of  the SACBC policy on safeguarding our children to Vicar General Joseph Kizito after promulgating it at the senate on 15 August, 2012.

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