The Salesians are committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where children and young people are safe and feel safe and are able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives.
The Salesians have a zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe from harm. The Salesian Province regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and as such, is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations and maintain a child safe culture.
The Salesians of Don Bosco have been a participating non-government institution in the National Redress Scheme since May 2019. The declaration can be viewed here.
National Redress Scheme was created in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia. This means people who were abused in the care of the Salesians can apply to the Scheme for redress.