Safeguarding in our Parish

Innaloo-Karrinyup Parish acknowledges that safeguarding is a shared responsibility
prioritising the care, protection and best interests of children and adults at risk.

By providing a safe environment, actively identifying and managing risk, and complying
with the Safeguarding policy, guidelines and legal obligations, we serve Jesus and uphold
human dignity as the foundation of our faith. We aim for our parish to be safe, welcoming,
and inclusive.

Our Parish is committed to implementing the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards
(NCSS). We annually undertake a self-assessment (Safeguarding Activities Assessment
Tool – SAAT) to continuously improve and monitor the implementation of the NCSS.

Find out more about the Safeguarding program and guidelines, protective behaviours resources and story books.

Our Safeguarding Officers

Safeguarding officers assist to create a safe environment for all. They are the first point of
contact for any safeguarding concerns and support the implementation of the National
Catholic Safeguarding Standards. The role of your parish Safeguarding Officers is to work in partnership with the Parish Priest(s) to ensure that our parish meets the Archdiocese of Perth’s Safeguarding responsibilities in all aspects of service.

Our parish Safeguarding Officers are:

  • Isabelle Brewer at St Dominic’s Catholic Church, Innaloo
  • Dr Rina Cercarelli (PhD) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church

Reporting Abuse

If you have concerns about the safety and well-being of a child or adult within the context of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth or wish to report abuse, you can:

  • Contact the Parish Safeguarding Officers on (08) 9446 1666
  • Submit a Safeguarding Concern Report Form
  • Call the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Program Office on (08) 9221 7762

Call 000 if a child is in immediate danger.