Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults
St Aloysius' College is a ministry of the Australian Jesuit Province. The Province has policies in place regarding how both religious and lay people engage in their ministry. The principles, protocols and standards of practice governing the work of Jesuits and lay partners are outlined in the Province's Policy for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.
Principles and procedures relating to how Australian Church ministries engage in ministry are also outlined in the Towards Healing document, as well as the documents Integrity in Service of the Church and Integrity in Ministry. Issues involving Church-related abuse are dealt with via the National Committee for Professional Standards.
The Truth, Justice and Healing Council is coordinating the Catholic Church's response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, with a commitment to cooperation, openness, full disclosure and justice for victims and survivors.
St Aloysius' College Professional Standards Procedures
The College has its own professional standards procedures that operate alongside the above arrangements. These procedures are as follows:
Reporting, Remedy and Redress
If anyone wishes to bring a complaint of abuse against any past or present Jesuit, staff member or volunteer at the College or other Jesuit school or ministry, they may do so in any of the following ways:
- If you believe that a crime has been committed, report a non-urgent crime to the police - NSW Police Sexual Crimes Unit on 132 111. For emergency assistance, call 000.
- Contact the office of the Professional Standards Resource Group (established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Australian Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes) for NSW/ACT on 1300 369 977.
- Contact the College Principal (Mr Mark Tannock) on 02 9922 1177.
- Contact the Director of Professional Standards for the Australian Jesuit Province (Mr Simon Davies) on 03 9810 7300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that when children are involved, NSW has mandatory reporting provisions to the police or relevant state authority.