Catholic Diocese of Dunedin Safeguarding Advisors
The National Office for Professional Standards (NOPS)
This office exists to create a secure and supportive atmosphere in which those who have suffered abuse can disclose to a trusted person in the expectation of receiving a sensitive, caring and compassionate response, and to be supported in their continued healing. NOPS also supports our faith communities to provide environments which respect and acknowledge the dignity of everyone, and where people feel valued and safe.
Click here for the NOPS website and resources.
The National Safeguarding Guidelines
These are the guidelines for the prevention of and the response to sexual abuse in the Catholic Church In Aotearoa NZ.
Creating a Safeguarding Culture
NOPS have made an introductory video about Safeguarding which can be used for all employees and volunteers as part of their induction to their roles in the parish. The idea is for this to be watched at the same time as they sign the Code of Conduct and receive induction on their roles.
Parish Review Process
Please read below for some information to help you prepare for your Parishes Review
Who/what is this Self-review Tool for? This Self-review Tool is for you - the Catholic entity or organisation completing it. It gives a framework for looking at your safeguarding practices in detail against the expectations of the Safeguarding Standards. Once completed, it can be used to determine next steps in the development of those practices.