South Australian Professional Standards Office

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In December 1996 the Bishops and Leaders of Religious Institutes of the Catholic Church in Australia published a document, Towards Healing setting out the principles that must form the basis of the Church’s response to complaints of abuse and the procedures to be followed in responding to individual complaints.  To co-ordinate the implementation of Towards Healing a Professional Standards Office was established in each State. 


The South Australia Professional Standards Office is located within the Catholic Diocesan Centre at 39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide and can be contacted on 1800 139 020.


For people residing in another State you are invited to contact the other State Professional Standards Offices on:
New South Wales:  1300 369 977
Northern Territory:    0418 736 890
Queensland:           1800 337 928
Victoria:                   1800 816 030
Tasmania:                1800 356 613
Western Australia:  1800 072 390

The South Australian Professional Standards Office also has a Records Service to manage the provision of access to records for former residents of Catholic Residential Facilities in South Australia.

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