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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

Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards Newsletter Issue 2

Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards second newsletter includes news on Children's Week 2019, a new Guide called the Complaint Handling Guide: Upholding The Rights of Children and Young People and much ...
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Creating a Safe Church From within – Two Days with Fr Hans Zollner SJ Summary Report

Over Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September 2018, approximately 600 people from the Dioceses of Parramatta and Wollongong, together with many members of religious congregations and several other dioceses, ...
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Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards Newsletter

Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards first newsletter includes an update on new resources to support our agencies and ministries in safeguarding. Also included in the newsletter are recent local ...
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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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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.

Contact Us

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Safeguarding Response
PO BOX 3066
North Parramatta NSW 1750

9am - 5pm, weekdays

(02) 8838 3419