The safety of all people in our care, particularly children and vulnerable adults, is a fundamental concern for the Loreto Australia & South East Asia Province (Loreto).
Loreto is committed to providing an environment that is caring, nurturing and safe for all children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities, young people and vulnerable adults both within Australia and in overseas locations where Loreto operates. Our statement of commitment can be found here – Loreto Province Commitment to Child Safety Loreto has a Professional Standards Officer, who with regard to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults:
advises Loreto Province on best practice approaches
ensures compliance to standards and legislation
ensures compliance to Loreto Province policy and procedures
Loreto is committed to the Catholic Professional Standards Limited framework for Catholic Church entities to build child-safe cultures and to advance the safety of children across the Catholic Church in Australia, (which is due to be finalised by end of 2018).
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct explains and affirms the standards of behaviour expected by Loreto for members of our community including employees, contractors, board members and volunteers.
It is imperative that all members read, reflect upon, understand and respond accordingly to their responsibilities as set out in the Code.
Professional Standards Queries
For any queries relating to Professional Standards contact: Professional Standards Officer – Sr Maria Bongiorno IBVM By Phone: +61 (03) 9813 4023 By Email: Maria.Bongiorno@loreto.org.au In Writing: Sr Maria Bongiorno IBVM Loreto Centre PO Box 4082 Auburn South VIC 3122.