The Safeguarding Commission is an entity founded in February 2015 by the Archdiocese of Malta, the Diocese of Gozo and the Conference of Religious Major Superiors. Through increased awareness and positive action, the Safeguarding Commission aims to bring about a new culture where minors and vulnerable adults are at the centre of the Church’s pastoral work. It promotes prevention of all types of abuse through increased awareness and positive action.
The Safeguarding Commission works closely with civil authorities and statuary agencies, in particular the Malta Police Force and the Child Protection Directorate, to ensure that the wellbeing of minors and vulnerable adults is sought at all times.
The Safeguarding Commission provides its service
in the following areas:
Services provided to non Church entities
- Creating and maintaining a safe environment.
- Training in safeguarding.
- Developing safeguarding policies.
- Responding to safeguarding allegations and concerns.
- Providing care and support to victims and survivors.
- Collaborating with the Ordinaries to ensure that the wellbeing of the subjects of complaint is maintained.
Since March 2022, the work of the Safeguarding Commission is solely focused on the Archdiocese of Malta and all the religious communities in Malta. A Gozo faithful who would like to file a complaint concerning the Diocese of Gozo can do so by contacting their Safeguarding Office on the following:
Facebook page: Safeguarding of Minors – Gozo
Mobile: +356 79838953
Help & Advice
We are here to provide expert safeguarding advice to the Church in Malta as well as to independent organisations who work with minors and vulnerable adults. We would like to help you put the right safeguards in place.
We provide guidance on the following topics:
- Preventing abuse
- Dealing with a concern
- Setting policies
- Training for staff and volunteers
- Online safety
- Information sharing
- Working with parents
- Safe recruitment (including Protection of Minors Act Court Applications)
- Managing leisure facilities