The purpose of this report is to provide assurance that the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus is fulfilling its moral and legal obligations in relation to promoting and ensuring the safety and welfare of all people, but in particular children, who come into contact with our ministries.
The annual report includes updates on the Province’s safeguarding activities, as well as reports of abuse that have been received by the Province in the last year. This includes reports that relate to previous decades and to people who are now deceased.
‘The safeguarding of all people in our care, particularly children and vulnerable adults, is a fundamental concern for the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus. In fact, there is no greater responsibility for those that care for others than keeping them safe’, says Australian Provincial Fr Brian McCoy SJ.