Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

The Archdiocese of Brisbane holds that children, young people and vulnerable adults are a gift from God with an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and security from physical and emotional harm. They are to be treasured, nurtured and safeguarded.

Aspleycare, in line with the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Safeguarding Policy, has zero tolerance for all forms of abuse and is committed to safeguarding all who interact with Aspleycare through its activities, ministries and services, especially children and adults at risk.


Safeguarding Childen and Vulnerable Adults

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Local Safeguarding Representative

Each entity in the Archdiocese of Brisbane has a Local Safeguarding Representative who is responsible for:

  1. Making sure that the whole entity is aware of the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  2. Promoting safe practices, including articulating for others what is appropriate and inappropriate behaviour; and
  3. Assisting the Parish Priest and staff in the implementation of the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy in Aspleycare

The compliance officer for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and the local Safeguarding Representative at Aspleycare is Julie-Anne Mee.  Julie-Anne can be contacted on 0419 722 961 or at  For more information, visit

Ways to report a safeguarding incident or concern or to give feedback regarding safeguarding

Here is how you can report an incident or concern, or contact someone to talk about a safeguarding matter, or get more information:


Volunteers at Aspleycare

The Archdiocese of Brisbane has implemented standards of conduct for voluntary workers to maintain a safe and healthy ministry environment.  Our commitment to these standards requires that we have a record of your Blue Card and conduct background referencing for all who intend to engage in voluntary ministry and have direct and regular involvement with children, young people, and vulnerable adults.

Safeguarding Training

The Archdiocese of Brisbane has the following safeguarding training packages, Safeguarding Induction, Applied Safeguarding Training and Training for Local Safeguarding Representatives, which can be viewed here

Need help?

Contact Aspleycare on 07 3862 7145  if you need emergency relief assistance in North Brisbane. Each request for assistance is individually assessed and assistance given is based on your needs and current funds available.

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