The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors offers on this website different safeguarding initiatives and “best practices” from many different Bishops’ Conferences, dioceses, conferences of religious and private institutions. The website is intended to be both a point of reference for different pastoral agents at a parish, diocesan or national level, and also, an easily accessible source of information that can be understood by all individuals.

However, the Commission cannot claim this initiative as its own, nor be held responsible for its content and how it is carried out. While it is the Commission’s primary goal to provide the most accurate resources on safeguarding initiatives around the world, it cannot be held liable for any of its websites contents, omissions thereof, or errors given that it does not produce, but rather, only provides information from multiple third parties. Moreover, although this information is constantly updated and reassessed by its members, there is no guarantee that the information is the most up to date and correct version.

The Commission is the licensee of all intellectual property rights of this site, and of the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use.

However you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
In terms of any commercial or pastoral use of any material published on our website, we kindly ask you to contact directly the owner of the appropriate pastoral initiative, using contact details presented on the site of the project.