The Professional Standards Office

What do we do?

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The purpose of the Professional Standards Office (SA PSO) is to encourage and  support the Catholic Church in South Australia to regularly review, develop and implement safe and ethical practices and respond professionally and with compassion to disclosures of adult survivors of emotional, physical and child sexual abuse and current incidents of adult boundary violations and misconduct.

Contact us on (08) 8223 5890          39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide


Please click on the link for our "What do we do" brochure.


Towards Healing

What is Towards Healing?

Towards Healing was established in 1996. It is a process offered by the Church to a person who has been abused by a priest, religious or other Catholic Church personnel.



Integrity In Ministry

Integrity in Ministry

Integrity in Service of the Church

Integrity in the Service of the Church

Other Services

There are specific services that provide information, support, advocacy and counselling for adult survivors of sexual, physical and other abuses. Many of these services are free of charge and provide confidential support and information. Regardless of how recent or how long ago the sexual or other abuse occurred, consider contacting a support service to seek counselling and/or other supports.

Relationships Australia (SA)  1800 998 187

Victim Support Services - 08 8231 5626

1800RESPECT - National Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Counselling Service  1800 737 732

Yarrow Place  08 8226 8777     1800 817 421 (country calls)    Emergency a/h  08 2886 8787

Royal Commission Inst. Responses to Child Sex Abuse    1800 099 340

Police - 11 444