Safeguarding Policy Statement for the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania

Safeguarding means protecting peoples’ health, wellbeing, and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse, and neglect. This means protecting people, particularly children and vulnerable adults, from harm that arises from engaging with the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. Safeguarding describes the specific actions that are taken to promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to protect them from harm.

The Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all people who come into contact with our organisation and our programs, especially children and vulnerable adults.

We believe that:

children, young people and adults should never experience abuse of any kind. Therefore, we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and adults, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them. This commitment is drawn from and inherent to the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the sanctity of each person at the heart of the Gospel.

We recognise that:

We will seek to keep children, young people and adults safe by:

Supporting documents

This policy statement should be read alongside our organisational policies, procedures, guidance and other related documents:

Contact details:

Responsible Person for Ukrainian Catholics in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: Bishop Mykola Bychok

Nominated Safeguarding Lead Name: Tamara Moravski

Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy Safeguarding Committee:

Tamara Moravski

Mobile: 0425 843 672

Very Rev Simon Ckuj, VG

Mobile: 0431 659 593

Rev Protodeacon Edward Kostraby

Mobile: 0422 969 426

Tatiana Zachariak

Mobile: 0412 301 781

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.

This policy was last reviewed on: 5th July 2023

Signed: Bishop Mykola Bychok

Date: 12th July 2023