Professional Standards

Links to Standards documents

Child Protection Guidelines


'May Our Children Flourish' – Code of conduct for caring for children.  This document is available from the Parish Office, 341 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, 3122. 


Integrity in Ministry

Integrity in the Service of the Church

Jesuit Province for professional standards

National Committee for Professional standards

National Police Record Check Policy

Policy for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Privacy Policy - Details of the Hawthorn Catholic Parish's Privacy Policy


Towards Healing is the primary document of the Australian Catholic Church in relation to abuse. 

Truth, Justice And Healing Council (TJHC)

TJHC has been established by the Church to represent dioceses and congregations and is Coordinating the Catholic Church's response to the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse with a commitment to justice and compassion for survivors. 


Working with Children Protocol

Reporting of Complaints

If anyone wishes to bring a complaint of abuse against any member of staff, present or past, of a Jesuit ministry, they may do so in any of the following ways: 
a) If you believe a crime has been committed, contact the police on Sex Crimes unit at:
Box Hill (24 Hrs) 8892 3200 1 Kangerong Rd, Box Hill, VIC 3128
or call 000
b) Contact: Office of Towards Healing - 1800 816 030
c) Contact: Des Dwyer SJ – 8862 4000
d) Contact: Jesuit Provincial's Assistant for Professional Standards, Simon Davies on 03 9810 7300

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