Safeguarding Policy

Our Commitment

St Thomas the Apostle Claremont acknowledges that safeguarding is a shared responsibility prioritising the care, protection and best interests of children and adults at risk.
By providing a safe environment, actively identifying, and managing risk, and complying with the Safeguarding policy, guidelines and legal obligations, we serve Jesus and uphold human dignity as the foundation of our faith. We aim for our parish to be safe, welcoming, and inclusive.

We are committed to implementing the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (NCSS). A self-assessment (Safeguarding Activities Assessment Tool – SAAT) is annually performed to continuously improve and monitor the implementation of the NCSS.

You can find out more about the safeguarding program, guidelines, find helpful resources, and protective behaviours resources and story books here:

Our Safeguarding Officers
Safeguarding officers assist to create a safe environment for all. They are the first point of contact for any safeguarding concerns and support the implementation of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.

Mr Ralph Goodman: 0419 740 443
Ms Janet Payton: 0438 212 053

Reporting Abuse
If you have concerns about the safety and well-being of a child or adult within the context of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth or wish to report abuse, you can:

•     Contact the Safeguarding Officer
•     Submit a Safeguarding Concern Report Form
•     Call the Safeguarding Program Office on (08) 9221 7762.

You are encouraged to provide feedback for the continuous improvement of the Safeguarding Program. Feedback can be done through the Parish office or to the Safeguarding Program office at 


2 College Road, Corner of Melville Parade, Claremont WA 6010


Parish Priest: Fr Wayne Davis
Secretary: Prue Pupazzoni

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 9384 0598


Please send us your ideas, and queries using the contact form above. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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