Posts Tagged ‘Child safeguarding’

New Safeguarding Lead to oversee national roll out of training

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The National Office for Professional Standards (NOPS) has welcomed Pamela Arthurs as the new National Safeguarding Lead. She will provide support to dioceses, congregations and Catholic organisations in the continued implementation of safeguarding practices around New Zealand. NOPS is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Catholic Church’s policy and procedures for safeguarding children and vulnerable Read more

Dunedin priests attend seminar on safeguarding protocols

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

About 30 priests from across the Dunedin Diocese gathered in Dunedin on Wednesday as part of a push to upskill clergy in response to the sexual abuse crisis engulfing the Church. Speakers included Virginia Noonan, director of the Catholic Church in New Zealand’s National Office of Professional Standards which handles sexual abuse complaints involving clergy. Read more

Gregorian to offer diploma in safeguarding minors

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University is to offer a diploma programme on the safeguarding of minors and the prevention of sex abuse by clergy. Starting next year, the one semester course will be offered by the Center for Child Protection at the university. The diploma will be awarded at the close of a residential course. The Read more