On Safer Internet Day, millions of people around the world unite to raise awareness about online safety issues and inspire positive change. So it’s a great opportunity to kickstart school’s online safety initiatives for 2020! Safety Internet Day will be celebrated on Tuesday 11 February 2020, with the theme ‘Together for a better internet’. eSafety…

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Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards third newsletter includes news on the Revised Diocese Safeguarding Framework, recent local and international initiatives, Parish Safeguarding Toolkits and much more! To access the newsletter, please download here

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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 more! To access the newsletter, please download here

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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, attended one of two forums regarding Creating a safe Church from within. The forums, with Fr Hans Zollner SJ as key note speaker, aimed to…

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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 and international initiatives in safeguarding children and vulnerable persons. To access the newsletter, please download here

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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 and can be downloaded on the App Store or get it on Google Play. It provides a number of functions such as it can help…

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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 organisation across the Catholic Church in Australia to consistently place child safety at the centre of its planning and thinking. It provides a practical framework…

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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 need for a dedicated Sacred Space and Garden for survivors of church abuse to be used for personal and communal prayer has been a vision…

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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 be done to protect children from abuse within faith-based settings. The intention was as for this multi-faith and survivor committee to provide a strong platform…

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