The emotional, physical and spiritual safety, well-being and dignity of children is an integral part of the teachings and values of the Catholic Church. The Archdiocese of Sydney is wholly committed to ensuring the safety, well-being and dignity of all children, and acknowledges its important legal, moral and spiritual responsibility to create a safe and nurturing environment for those children.



The community has very clear expectations in matters relating to child protection and expects children will be protected from all forms of harm including sexual, physical and psychological harm, ill treatment and neglect.

The Archdiocese supports these expectations and strives to promote the safety and protection of children and other vulnerable persons in its care. This is why Sydney Catholic Youth in conjunction with the Safeguarding Office of the Archdiocese will be running safeguarding summits aimed towards equipping youth leaders with the knowledge and resources when it comes to safeguarding in youth ministry.

Trainings in 2022:

Youth Ministry Level 1 Safeguarding Training Certificate

  • Saturday 9 April 10am – 2.00pm @ Polding Centre
  • Saturday 15 October 10am -2.00pm @ Polding Centre

Registration details to be confirmed, please stay tuned!

For any further information please visit the

Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office