Professional Standards & Safeguarding

The Archdiocese of Perth has adopted the principles and procedures set out in TOWARDS HEALING, the Catholic Church’s national protocol for addressing complaints of sexual, emotional and physical abuse made against clergy, religious and other paid and voluntary personnel of the Church in Western Australia. It is also the first of Australia's Catholic dioceses to begin to establish Safeguardian Officers across its network of parishes.

 

WA Professional Standards Office

Provides advice and liaison with Church bodies in matters concerning professional standards in general and in relation to specific cases of alleged misconduct. Oversees the procedures dealing with allegations of misconduct against Clergy, Religious and Church personnel.

Director: Mr Peter Stoyles
Deputy Director: Kathy Gething
Office Managers: Mary Mantle & Natalie Feltham

29 Victoria Square, Perth WA 6000
Formal complaints: 1800 072 390
Telephone: +61 08 9221 7762
Fax: +61 08 9325 7459
Email: admin.wapso@perthcatholic.org.au
 

Click here (Word doc 53 KB) to access information relating to some helpful general resources for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

 

 

 

Safeguarding Office

Ensuring the safety of children, young people and the vulnerable within the confines of the Catholic Church across the Archdiocese of Perth, educating the Catholic community on child protection and protective behaviours, and establishing Safeguarding Officers within Perth's metropolitan and rural parishes.

Safeguarding Project Coordinator: Andrea Musulin

29 Victoria Square, Perth WA 6000
Telephone: +61 08 9221 7762
Fax: +61 08 9325 7459
Email: safeguarding@perthcatholic.org.au