Guidance for online ministry and parish risk assessment

March 1, 2021

Safeguarding Coordinator

Keeping everyone safe online

Online platforms and new technologies offer tremendous opportunities to reach, communicate, evangelize and engage with those involved in the Catholic Church. The use of technology and social media platforms has the potential to transform the way in which we can communicate and continue with some forms of ministry at this difficult time.

Keeping everyone safe whilst using these platforms is essential, and as it is a new experience for many, it is important to understand how to implement some simple steps that can contribute towards keeping people safe online. The following guidance and risk assessment are useful tools for safeguarding all those engaged in online ministry - they should be used alongside the online training modules available through Educare.