The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has an abiding commitment to promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults — particularly those who participate in the life of the Diocese as part of our faith communities in parishes, diocesan systemic schools, early education centres, out-of-school hours care services, and welfare and community services through CatholicCare and other diocesan ministries.
The Office of Safeguarding is an integral part of the Diocese, reporting directly to the Bishop’s Office. It is placed outside the Diocese’s services, programs and parishes, overseeing their safeguarding standards in operation.
‘Safeguarding’ works with NSW Police, the Office of the Children’s Guardian, the Department of Community and Justice and other statutory authorities and specialist authorities within the Catholic Church in Australia to fulfil its responsibilities and maximise the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
The Office of Safeguarding supports the Diocese to promote and uphold the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as institution of the Catholic Church in Australia.
Visit the website for the Office of Safeguarding.