Guidelines for working with young people in ministry activities, excursions and camps

How do I use this guide?

This toolkit provides youth ministry leaders with guidelines and forms to help you meet the Archdiocese of Perth’s expectations for providing a safe environment for young people. It applies to excursions, overnight activities including camps, and any other times you might deal with young people.

These guidelines are based on “Safeguarding Handbook”, the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth’s code of conduct for caring for children, and should be read in conjunction with these protocols. For further information see

The information in this guide applies to activities organised by parishes in the Archdiocese of Perth, where parents are not present to supervise young people aged under 18 years. This includes activities on parish property, or activities which use a parish’s name as the organiser.

If you are ever in any doubt about a situation or have any questions about providing a safe environment for young people, contact the Safeguarding Project Coordinator of the Archdiocese of Perth on (08) 9221 7762.

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