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Identitywa committed to Perth Catholic Archdiocese Safeguarding Program

  • Posted on 20 April 2017
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Over the next six months, all Identitywa staff will be attending Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People workshops which are being coordinated by the Archdiocese of Perth’s Safeguarding Office.

The Safeguarding Office was established in 2014 and is responsible for ensuring the safety of children, young people and the vulnerable within the confines of the Catholic Church across the Archdiocese of Perth.  It is also charged with the task of educating the Catholic community on child protection and protective behaviours.

Identitywa is one of the largest disability service providers in the metropolitan area, employing over 550 staff.

“The mandatory comprehensive training workshops have been designed to educate our staff so they are able to assist the people we support with strategies to keep themselves safe and cope with situations that threaten their wellbeing,” explains Marine Re, Identitywa’s CEO.

“We are very committed to providing a safe environment for the people we support and ensuring our staff are aware of early warning signs of any issues,” said Marina.

The workshops will cover topics such as “We all have the right to feel safe at all times”, Early Warning Signs, “We can talk with someone about anything, no matter what it is”, Personal Space (social distance) and safe and unsafe touch.

For more information about the Perth Catholic Archdiocese Safeguarding Program, please contact Andrea Musulin, Safeguarding Project Coordinator

T: 9221 7762 | E: safeguarding@perthcatholic.org.au

 

 

 

 

Identitywa Media contact: Michelle Ebbs

T (08) 9474 3304 | M 041 940 1335

E Michelle.Ebbs@identitywa.com.au | W identitywa.com.au

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