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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

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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May
29
Wed
SAMSN Survivors & Mates Support Network Service Providers Workshop @ University of New England Parramatta
May 29 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Working with adult male survivors of child sexual abuse This workshop is designed to assist clinicians and other professionals working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We will look at the vulnerabilities of boys being sexually abused and how this often translates into feelings of shame, guilt and confusion for adult male survivors. The effects of childhood abuse on men will be examined and strategies that can help men recover will be explored. Specific attention will be paid to the role of group work, looking at the unique advantages that support from peers can bring to the recovery process. This workshop will include a Q&A/discussion with an emphasis on the importance of trauma aware practice. For more information and to book please visit the samsn website.
Jul
5
Fri
Bravehearts 777 Marathon @ Sydney NSW
Jul 5 all-day
Bravehearts 777 Marathon @ Sydney NSW | New South Wales | Australia

Register now and get a head start on training and fundraising for the Bravehearts 777, 2019.

Join Australia’s biggest charity run and protect our kids from sexual assault. Participants are signing up to tackle the challenge which will see them compete in one of the seven marathons around Australia- Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney or Gold Coast that are run in seven states in seven days.

In 2019 we hope our State Runners will raise an incredible $80,000 to help us achieve our Mission and prevent child sexual assault in Australia. Plus of course, you will be doing something extraordinary for yourself!

For more information see the Bravehearts 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 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 the help you need.

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Safeguarding Response
PO BOX 3066
North Parramatta NSW 1750

9am - 5pm, weekdays

(02) 8838 3419