Children together

Safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibility

We expect everyone to embrace, and contribute to a culture safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

We work to provide a culture of safety and care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in our care.

We work to increase community awareness and to protect children and vulnerable adults. Our parish is a place where we strive to create a culture and an environment where proactive actions are taken to provide a safe community. Principles and practices are applied to reduce risk and promote transparency.

Video introduction to Safeguarding

Pymble Parish Safeguarding Contacts

If you have a concern for the safety and wellbeing of a child, young person or vulnerable adult, tell someone who can help.

Within our parish, please feel free to visit the parish office or contact Daniela Foote or Claudia Chen in the office at 02 9144 2702.

Diocese of Broken Bay Safeguarding Contacts

The staff below within the Broken Bay Diocese are additional primary points of contact for safeguarding issues.

Ms Ana Kosi
Manager for Safeguarding
(Chancery and Parishes)
02 8379 1651

Ms Melinda Rixon
Manager for Safeguarding
(Catholic Schools Broken Bay)
02 9847 0610

Mrs Angela Thomas
Manager for Safeguarding
(CatholicCare Broken Bay)
02 9481 2683

Sexual abuse is a crime. To report sexual abuse, contact local police or Crimestoppers at 1800 33 3000. Or Anita, Tamara and Angela above can assist you reporting abuse to the Police or to report it for you.

Additional information and resources at the Broken Bay office for safeguarding

The link below provides further information on the response by the Church to child sexual abuse.

Steps in the prevention and fight against child sexual abuse

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