The Safeguarding Commission is an entity founded in February 2015 and funded by the Archdiocese of Malta, the Diocese of Gozo and the Conference of Religious Major Superiors. Through increased awareness and positive action the Commission aims to bring about a new culture where children and vulnerable adults are at the centre of the Church’s pastoral work.

The Safeguarding Commission provides support in the following four areas:

  • Safe recruitment
  • Putting policies in place
  • Dealing with concerns
  • Giving the opportunity for persons who feel they have been victimised to come forward in a safe space

The Safeguarding Commission works closely with civil authorities in particular the Police and the Foundation for Social Welfare Services to ensure that the wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults is sought at all times.

As from 2017, the Safeguarding Commission offers its services to organisations outside the Church which work with children and vulnerable adults in order to be a Safeguarding Champion in Malta and Gozo. Please contact us on or 25906315/7 for more information about this service.

Help & Advice

We are here to provide expert safeguarding and child protection advice to the Church in Malta and Gozo as well as to independent organisations who work with children and vulnerable adults. We would like to help you put the right safeguards in place.

We provide guidance on the following topics:

  • Preventing abuse
  • Anti-bullying
  • 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

Do you have a concern?

If you have a concern please send an email to or call 25906315/7 and ask for the Safeguarding team.