Child Safeguarding Commitment Statement of Tarrawarra Abbey

Tarrawarra Abbey of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance (Cistercians) is actively committed to child safeguarding. 

All the monks, staff members and volunteers who come into contact or work with children seek to uphold the dignity of all children and commits to establishing safe and supportive relationships. 

We have documented policies and procedures to prevent risks to children and build a strong culture of safeguarding and professional boundaries. We are expected to follow these policies and procedures and contribute to the ethos of care and protection of all children. 

When we receive information about a suspicion, concern, knowledge or allegation of current or past abuse of a child involving someone from Tarrawarra Abbey, we will respond to it respectfully, actively and in a timely manner, in line with our Complaint Handling Policy. 

We regularly undertake internal and external auditing of our safeguarding policies and practices to make sure that they always support a culture and practice that puts the safety of children at the centre of our thinking and action. 

For more information or to raise a concern, please email us.

Our Child Safeguarding Policy is available here.