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Our Function

What does the Office actually do?

It delivers advice and support to the parishes, agencies and ministries of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta to ensure the Diocese is safe for all people. The Office also receives and manages concerns, reports or complaints regarding the conduct of people who are responsible for leading ministry or providing services in the Diocese.

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Our Function

What does the Office actually do?

It delivers advice and support to the parishes, agencies and ministries of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta to ensure the Diocese is safe for all people. The Office also receives and manages concerns, reports or complaints regarding the conduct of people who are responsible for leading ministry or providing services in the Diocese.

News & Events

Keep up to date with news and upcoming events

Promoting Sunny

1800 RESPECT have created a new App called Sunny, which connects women with disability impacted by violence and abuse to services. It is free to download for iPhone and Android ...
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National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (Safeguarding Standards)

National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (Safeguarding Standards) On May 30 2019, Catholic Professional Standards Limited (CPSL) published the 10 Safeguarding Standards to provide a framework for each Catholic entity, ministry and ...
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Sharing an initiative from South Australia

A sacred space of spiritual healing for those who have suffered church abuse in Australia. The avenues of spiritual healing for survivors of clergy abuse are scarce in Australia. The ...
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Parliamentary Standing Committee forms – uniting faith groups with survivors of abuse so institutions are child-safe.

On 12thSeptember 2018, representatives from around 20 faith groups came together with prominent survivor advocates at Parliament House to form a joint standing committee to focus on what needs to ...
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National Child Protection Week @ Sydney NSW
Sep 1 – Sep 7 all-day
National Child Protection Week @ Sydney NSW | New South Wales | Australia
National Child Protection Week: 1st-7th September 2019 In 2019 National Child Protection Week is coordinated by NAPCAN starting on Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September. The aim of the week is to engage members of the community in supporting families and protecting children with two messages:
  • Kids do well when parents are supported
  • To raise thriving kids, parents need support to navigate life’s choppy waters
For more information see the website.

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Telling somebody is the first step

If you’re being hurt by someone at Church, it’s OK to tell somebody. No matter what you might be going through, no matter how alone or worried you feel, it is super important that you tell, text, message, email somebody what is happening. Abuse is sometimes not talked about out of fear that you will get into trouble, that you somehow caused it to happen or that you won’t be believed.
 
  • Abuse in never OK - no matter who is doing it or what they do in the Church community.
  • Abuse is never your fault- no matter where it happened in the Church community or how it happened.

Telling somebody is the first step. If you don’t get help at first, then don’t give up- tell someone else you can trust until you get the help you need.

Telling somebody is the first step

If you’re being hurt by someone at Church, it’s OK to tell somebody. No matter what you might be going through, no matter how alone or worried you feel, it is super important that you tell, text, message, email somebody what is happening. Abuse is sometimes not talked about out of fear that you will get into trouble, that you somehow caused it to happen or that you won’t be believed.

  • Abuse in never OK - no matter who is doing it or what they do in the Church community.
  • Abuse is never your fault- no matter where it happened in the Church community or how it happened.

Telling somebody is the first step. If you don’t get help at first, then don’t give up- tell someone else you can trust until you get the help you need.

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Safeguarding Response
PO BOX 3066
North Parramatta NSW 1750

9am - 5pm, weekdays

(02) 8838 3419