The Professional Standards Office

What do we do?

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Contact Us     (08)  8223 5890   39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide

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.

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/hrs - 08 2886 8787
Royal Commission Inst. Responses to
Child Sex Abuse   
1800 099 340
Police - 11 444