The safeguarding of children and adults is an integral part of the life and ministry of the Catholic Church and flows from the gospel.
The Church believes every person has value and dignity which derives directly from their creation in the image and likeness of God. This implies a duty to value all people and protect them from harm. Children and vulnerable adults were welcome and safe in the company of Jesus and should be welcome and safe in his Church.
Cathedral parish creates and maintains an environment where proactive steps are taken to make our community a safe place for all, especially children and the vulnerable. Policies and practices are in place to reduce risk and promote transparency.
The Guidelines for the prevention of and response to sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand – The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand“ prescribes the commitment of the Church to have safeguarding measures in place in our organisations.
The expectation is that all volunteers have completed safeguarding and those involved with children and vulnerable adults are police vetted.
The next safeguarding workshop will be held in the parish on Monday 7th August in the Assisi Lounge (with alternative venues below)
|VENUE||DATE AND TIME||TIME||LINK TO DETAILS|
|St Marys Pro Cathedral – Assisi Lounge||Monday August 7th||7pm – 8.30pm||Cathedral – Safeguarding Workshop – 7pm – 8.30pm – St Mary’s Pro Cathedral | Safeguarding (cdocsafeguarding.nz)|
|The Oratory – Rutland Street, St Albans||Sunday August 13th||12pm – 1.30pm||Sons of Most Holy Redeemer – Safeguarding Workshop – Sunday August 13th from 12pm-1.30pm | Safeguarding (cdocsafeguarding.nz)|
|Sacred Heart Addington – Parish Hall||Sunday August 20th||11.45am- 1pm||Addington – Safeguarding Workshop 11.45 – 1pm – Sacred Heart Parish Centre | Safeguarding (cdocsafeguarding.nz)|
|St Peters Beckenham – South Parish||Wednesday August 23rd||7pm – 8.30pm||Beckenham – Safeguarding Workshop – August 23rd at 7pm – St Peters Hall, Beckenham | Safeguarding (cdocsafeguarding.nz)|
|St Peters Beckenham – South Parish||Sunday September 3rd||10am – 11.30am||Beckenham – Safeguarding Workshop -Sunday 10am – 11.30am after 9am Mass – St Peters Hall, Beckenham | Safeguarding (cdocsafeguarding.nz)|
To find out more please visit the Christchurch Diocese Safeguarding Website www.cdocsafeguarding.nz
If you have a safeguarding issue you wish to speak with someone in confidence about – Cathedral Parish Safeguarding Co-Ordinator is Kirsten Tester 03 595 1053 or firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact NOPS on 0800 114 622 or email@example.com