Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has strict protocols and procedures in place for managing child protection matters. The safety and wellbeing of young people in our care is our highest priority and we take very seriously any breach by school personnel.
See: Child Protection Procedures
Each Catholic school community has a duty of care to provide a safe learning environment that affirms the dignity and integrity of each person. The whole school community contributes to the wellbeing of students. It is expected that all employees are aware of procedures and model positive, professional relationships.
These procedures must be followed when dealing with disclosures of concerns relating to children and young persons and allegations relating to the conduct of employees. The procedures demonstrate Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s (CEDP) commitment to protect the safety and wellbeing of students and to support the work of employees working with children and young people in an educational setting.
If anyone has any concerns or allegations of a criminal nature please take them directly to the NSW Police.
Office of Safeguarding and Professional Standards
In addition to our own protocols and processes we are working with the Diocese of Parramatta's Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards. The Office is working across all agencies and ministries of the Diocese of Parramatta to implement further proactive strategies to educate clergy, religious leaders and staff; provide increased transparency and accountability in the process of managing professional standards issues; and most importantly, provide support or assistance for those who have suffered abuse and their families.
The Director of the Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards for the Diocese of Parramatta is Mr Paul Davis.
- Diocesan Office: Level 2, 12 Victoria Road, Parramatta, NSW, 2150
- Postal Address: PO Box 3066, North Parramatta, NSW, 1750
- Phone: (02) 8838 3400
- Email: PDavis@parra.catholic.org.au
Support services are also available via CatholicCare Social Services via their Helpline on (02) 9933 0233.
On 11 January 2013, the Australian Government formally announced the establishment of a Royal Commission into the way institutions with a responsibility for children have managed and responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.