Safeguarding – Useful Resources

Resources for Parent


Protecting God’s Children

Parent’s Resource: A Catholic Parent’s Guide to Keeping Their Kids Safe

Protecting God’s Children – Suggested Reading

This is a list of children’s books that support the Protecting God’s Children resource for parents/carers.

National Principles of Child Safe Organisations

Guide for Parents and Carers


Safeguarding – Overview for Volunteers

Responding to and Reporting Abuse

Defining Abuse

Reporting Abuse

Responding to a disclosure

St Joseph's Church
cnr Rouse and Stoke Streets
Port Melbourne
Mon, Wed, Fri 9am
Sunday 9am
Children welcome at all Masses

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
Cnr Richardson & Wright Streets
Middle Park
Tue, Thu, Sat 9am
Saturday (Vigil) 5pm
Sunday 10.30am
Children welcome at all Masses


The Carmelite Parish Office is currently open each Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.00am and 4.00pm (except public holidays). The Parish Office is closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Parish Office phone number is 9681 9600. If we can’t answer at the time, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can email any other enquiries to and once again, we will get back to you as soon as possible. The After Hours emergency number is 0408 754 283.