Diocesan Safeguarding Commitment


Office of Safeguarding

The Office of Safeguarding is the organisational expression of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s abiding commitment to promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and vulnerable persons.

The Office of Safeguarding has been established with significant resources and a powerful mandate to support Catholic communities in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in safeguarding all children and vulnerable persons involved in the life and ministry of our diocese.

You can access a range of information and safeguarding material on the Office of Safeguarding website.

You can report concerns for the safety of a child or vulnerable person directly through the Office of Safeguarding.

Find out more at or phone 02 4979 1390.

Feedback is welcome

If you would like to provide feedback on Safeguarding in our diocese, whether that be a suggestion, question or to make a complaint, you can do so through an online form to the Office of Safeguarding. Feedback can be anonymous if you wish.

Click Below for Resources:

Reporting Abuse 

Resources for Parents, Carers, Teachers 

Resources for High School Students 

Resources for Primary School Students

Resources for vulnerable persons 

Reporting abuse of a vulnerable person 

Resources in various languages