Safeguarding @ St Anthony’s

Commitment to the safety of children and young people

A culture of safety within the Church ensures that children and young people can actively and fully participate in the life of the Church and realize their potential in a faith community.

By the directive of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne Peter A Comensoli, this commitment extends to clergy, employees and volunteers within the Archdiocese, regardless of their role or level of responsibility to act to safeguarding children and young people from abuse.

The wellbeing of children and young people in our care must always be our first priority – all children and young people in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne have the right to feel safe and be safe. Safety ensures the continuation of the many positive and enriching interactions that are afforded to children and young people through their participation in the Church.

-Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (CAM) 

Safeguarding Committee of St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish

In seeking to provide safe and enriching environments for children and young people at St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish of Melton South, the Parish has set out key selection, recruitment and screening processes that consider the suitability and appropriateness of the following persons as the Parish’s Safeguarding Committee.

Feel free to contact the Safeguarding Committee for any concerns or to bring any safety matters to our attention. Please note, all calls or emails will be treated with strict confidentiality.

0425 734 449 

Godwin Barton

Karina Dunne

Lorraine Tellis

Geetha Vincent


All volunteers are required to have a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC)

Please call / email the Safeguarding Committee if you need assistance on the above

Any person (e.g. child, young person, adult, priest, employee, volunteer) can make a report in relation to current or historical child abuse or child safety related misconduct.


If you don’t feel safe, contact

A family member or a trusted person you feel safe talking to at home, school or church

Safeguarding Committee of St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish on 0425 734 449 or 

Police on 000

Kidshelpline on 1800 551 800