Documents and Policies

Documents and Policies

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National Office for Professional Standards Contact Details poster

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Initial Procedure for Managing Allegations

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A Path To Healing

A Path To Healing is the Church's protocol for responding to complaints of sexual abuse against clergy or religious.

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Call Register Form

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Code of Conduct

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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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Integrity in Ministry

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

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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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Praise or Complain about NOPS

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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

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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.