Working Together for a Safe Church

Working Together for a Safe Church

Welcome to the

National Office for Professional Standards

for the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

We exist to create a secure and supportive atmosphere in which those who have suffered abuse can disclose this to a trusted person in the expectation of receiving a sensitive, caring and compassionate response, and to be supported in their continued healing.

We also support our faith communities to provide environments which respect and acknowledge the dignity of everyone, and where people feel valued and safe.

The Church has zero tolerance for harm and abuse.

You can navigate this site by clicking on our jigsaw, which shows how our various works come together to create a culture of safeguarding.

A Culture of Safeguarding