Safeguarding Background

Safeguarding

Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards (Chancery)

The Diocese of Broken Bay strives to promote the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults in its care and is committed to maintaining a pastoral community that models the essential qualities of ethical and moral behaviours. The principles upon which these behaviours are founded include; Integrity, Commitment, Presence, Servant Leadership, Truth, Compassion, Wisdom and Dignity.

The Diocese invites its entire people to embrace and contribute to a culture of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

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Coat of Arms SmallerThrough the Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards (Chancery) the Diocese seeks to ensure children and vulnerable people are provided with the fundamental right to be kept safe and respected. This right is held sacred in our Gospel, international and local laws and within our Church policy and practice.

The Office is responsible for raising awareness and providing education on best practice to highlight our shared responsibility for the protection and safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Chancery and Parishes. The Office supports the Diocese in striving to respond compassionately and justly to allegations and disclosures of abuse and is fully compliant with child protection laws.

If you require assistance, support or have a safeguarding concern or complaint please contact the Safeguarding Office.