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Community resources 

 Community Resources

Below is a range of resources that supports all Catholic faith communities, this includes parishes, communities, catholic entities and any catholic group that comes under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Christchurch. New Zealand’s Bishops ‘One Church Approach’ supports a consistent vision to adopt cultures of safeguarding across all dioceses by following legislation, guidance and recognised good practice. 


Safeguarding policies and procedures apply to all clergy, staff, volunteers and all who worship in our diocese but especially to those who have regular contact with children or vulnerable adults who are at more at risk of harm or abuse.  The guidance applies to all aspects of ministry in the diocese regardless of where that ministry or activity is carried out.  Safeguarding is everyone’s business.


If you are unable to find the relevant document you are looking for or would like some additional resources, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer:


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Workshop Resources

Volunteer packs


Safeguarding Policy & Practices

Click here for copies of the NOPS 'Documents & Policies"

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for employees and Volunteers

Translated Documents

Click here for translated copies of the NOPS 'Docuements & Policies"

A Culture of Safeguarding

Read more about NOPS and the Church's culture of safeguarding

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