Sexual abuse has no place in the Church. The law requires serious crimes to be reported to the police and the practice of the Diocese is to report all allegations of sexual abuse to the police.
Child sexual abuse is a crime. The appropriate people to deal with crimes are the police. If you, or anyone you know, have been abused, please contact the police. Alternatively, you can contact the Safeguarding Office at (02) 6853 9341 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also want to speak to your Parish Priest who will be able to provide support and guidance. The Diocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the police.
Police: You can contact the NSW Police through your local police station or Crimestoppers NSW on 1800 333 000. In an emergency call 000
Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ): For all urgent matters regarding a child at imminent risk of significant harm please phone the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 or 000.
Diocesan Safeguarding Office Contact Person
Aliesha Bray – Safeguarding Officer
Phone: (02) 68539341
Post: PO Box 775, Forbes NSW 2871