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Creating a culture of safeguarding through:

1. Communicating the Church’s Safeguarding Message

2. Safe Practices

3. Responding to Complaints or Concerns

4. Monitoring Compliance with National Policy

5. Formation and Training

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care

There is currently a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care taking place. As part of its work, the Commission is inquiring into historic abuse that has occurred within the Catholic Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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The Catholic Church supports survivors of abuse in the care of the Catholic Church sharing their stories with the Royal Commission. The Bishops and Congregational Leaders of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand participate in the processes of the inquiry, through Te Rōpū Tautoko, acknowledging those who have been wounded in their care.

If you or someone you know wishes to share your story, please visit their website or phone the Royal Commission on 0800 222 727.

Te Rōpū Tautoko

The Aotearoa Catholic Te Rōpū Tautoko exists to co-ordinate and manage cooperation between the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care and the Catholic Church in Aotearoa, represented by the Catholic Bishops and Congregational Leaders of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Te Rōpū Tautoko is independent from the Royal Commission. It coordinates the response of the Catholic Church to the Royal Commission, and is not a support group for survivors. Survivors seeking support can contact the Royal Commission directly on their website.

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