National Catholic Safeguarding Standards


The Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan pledge to implement the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards and are committed to safe discipleship.


Click here to view the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards

To read the national framework for all Catholic ministry and service, ‘Our Common Mission’, click here.


Universal Guidelines Framework

The UGF are safeguarding guidelines published by the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. The Holy Father directed the Commission to strengthen the existing Safeguarding Guidelines throughout the universal Church to ensure that the Church is a safe environment for children and adults at risk, among others. An analysis of this document has demonstrated that it mirrors the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.

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