Child Protection

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has an abiding commitment to promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults – particularly those who participate in the life of the Diocese. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check and, where legislated, hold a Working with Children Check. Diocesan workers are expected to personally adopt and enact the Diocese’s Safeguarding Commitment Statement.

All schools in NSW are required to meet the statutory obligations of legislation relating to child protection and schools in this diocese are required to uphold the policies and guidelines set out by the Catholic Schools Office.

At Rosary Park, we believe that all children have a right to a safe environment which is free from any form of abuse or harm. We believe that relationships between adults and children are governed by trust and Gospel values.

On 15 June 2013, The Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013 made under The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 came into force. The Regulation applies to any person working in child related employment including both paid and volunteer work.

The agency known as Office of Safeguarding provides child protection services for all of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Office of Safeguarding

The Office of Safeguarding has been established with significant resources and a powerful mandate to support Catholic schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults involved in the learning, life and ministry of our diocese. Rosary Park is committed to teaching the themes and lessons of child protection, and the Office of Safeguarding supports this with extra information and support provided to our students.

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

Visit the Office of Safeguarding Website Resources for 5 to 8 years (infants) Resources for 9 to 12 years Cybersafety resources for primary school students Cybersafety resources for parents and carers