Documents and Policies

Documents and Policies

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Te Houhanga Rongo - A Path To Healing

This is the Church's protocol for responding to complaints of sexual abuse against clergy or religious.  This is a living document and will be regularly updated to ensure the protocol reflects best practice.  The current version is Edition February 2020 (this reference can be found at the bottom of the cover page).

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Call Register Form

This initial enquiry form may help to gather essential information and ensure follow-up occurs.

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Code of Conduct

A code of conduct must apply to all who act on behalf of the church, either as employees or volunteers.

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Concerns and Complaints Process

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Concerns & Complaints Policy

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Core Safeguarding Practices

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Diocesan Safeguarding Officers

Click here for the contact details of the Safeguarding Officer in each diocese.

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Initial Procedure for Managing Allegations

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Integrity in Ministry

This document sets out the official guidelines on professional standards for clergy and religious congregations.

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Korean - Code of Conduct

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National Office for Professional Standards Contact Details poster

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National Safeguarding Guidelines

These Guidelines were promulgated by the New Zealand Bishops’ Conference (NZCBC) and Congregational Leaders Conference Aotearoa New Zealand (CLCANZ) and apply to all dioceses, religious congregations and Catholic organisations throughout the country. 

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Photography, video, digital images

Protocols regarding the use of personal images

Media Consent Form

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Praise or Complain about NOPS

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Privacy Policy

This policy governs the management of personal information handling in the National Office for Professional Standards

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Processes for Volunteers

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Reporting Abuse to National Office for Professional Standards

This document explains what happens when initial contact is made to this office about a complaint of sexual abuse or sexual misconduct involving a member of the clergy or a religious order within the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Safe Recruitment and Training Policy

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Safeguarding Policy

This is the overarching policy for all dioceses, religious orders and Catholic organisations.  It sets the expectations for promoting an environment which respects and acknowledges the dignity of all and where people feel valued and safe.  All Catholic entities are expected to adopt this policy.

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Safeguarding Self-Review Tool

This tool assists all Catholic entities to consider and review their own safeguarding practices. 

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Safeguarding Structure

This document gives a visual depiction of the groups involved in safeguarding throughout the Church, and the lines of accountability.

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Safety Checking and Police Vetting

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Standards for Creating and Maintaining a Safeguarding Culture

These standards are designed to ensure best practice in all aspects of safeguarding.  All dioceses, religious orders and Catholic organisations will be audited against these Safeguarding Culture Standards.

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Volunteer Agreement

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Workshop Training Feedback Form

More documents are currently being produced. In the meantime, please contact us for further information.