Professional Standards - Australian Jesuit Province

Protecting Children And Vulnerable Adults

Xavier College is a school of the Australian Jesuit Province. The Province has policies in place regarding how both religious and lay people engage in their ministry. 

The principles, protocols and standards of practice governing the work of Jesuits and lay partners are outlined in the Province's Policy for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Principles and procedures relating to how Australian Church ministries engage in ministry are also outlined in the Towards Healing document, as well as the documents Integrity in Service of the Church and Integrity in Ministry

These documents can be accessed through the Jesuit Province website: 

http://jesuit.org.au/professional-standards/

Other relevant policies are available upon request.

Reporting, Remedy And Redress

Issues involving Church-related abuse are dealt with via the National Committee for Professional Standards.

The Truth, Justice and Healing Council is coordinating the Catholic Church’s response to the Royal Commission with a commitment to cooperation, openness, full disclosure and justice for victims and survivors.
 
If anyone wishes to bring a complaint of abuse against any member of staff, present or past, of a Jesuit school or other ministry, please refer to the options on our Province website.

Reporting Of Complaints

Please note that when children are involved, Victoria has mandatory reporting provisions to the police or relevant state authority.  Please contact one of the College’s Child Safety Leads for assistance if you have any issues about making a mandatory report. 

If anyone wishes to bring a complaint of abuse against any member of staff, present or past, of a Jesuit school or other ministry, they may do so in any of the following ways:
If you believe a crime has been committed, contact the police – Victorian Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team on 03 9247 5538 or 000. Otherwise: Contact the office of Towards Healing - the Professional Standards Office Victoria on 1800 816 030 or contact the Xavier College Principal.