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Professional Standards Committee

The professionalism of the Church is of paramount importance in today’s world. It’s intellectual property, identity and integrity need to be monitored and protected to safeguard its core ministry from corruption and interference. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (2013) and the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Organisations (2013) have demonstrated the need for constant and ongoing reflection of the health of the daily interactions of Church personnel and the quality of programs within its ministry. Most Catholic dioceses around Australia have a Professional Standards branch.

The responsibilities of the Professional Standards Committee (PSC) are as follows:

  • To promote the overall professionalism of the diocese through the implementation and design of policy, consultation and professional learning  
  • To participate in dialogue on professional standards issues and related matters with other Catholic dioceses, parishes, education offices, Catholic Professional Standards Ltd, VRQA and government agencies
  • To consider correspondence relating to complaints and reports of professional misconduct or abuse
  • To formulate avenues of investigation for complaints and reports of professional misconduct or abuse
  • To review current policies, principles and procedures and implement new policies and practices in relation to Child Safe Standards for children and vulnerable people in the Diocese of Sale
  • To report on progress of active litigation claims involving the Diocese of Sale
  • To refer matters for legal advice as deemed necessary
  • To consider the implications of Parliamentary Inquiry findings and Royal Commission hearings into child sexual abuse
  • To review violations to the Victorian Institute of Teaching Code of Professional Practice and Conduct and the ATSIL standards.

The composition of the Professional Standards Committee

            Paul Munday (Executive Officer)

PO Box 322

            Warragul Vic. 3820

Ph (03) 5622 6609

Mobile   0409691139

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Members:           Bishop Patrick O’Regan, Bishop of Sale

                                                Rev Peter Slater, Vicar General

                                                Maria Kirkwood, Director of Catholic Education 

                                                Paul Velten, Deputy Director (Business Services)

 

Professional Standards Committee meetings are held bi-monthly at the Bishop’s Office, Sion House, Warragul

Quick Contact

Catholic Diocese of Sale
PO Box 1410, Warragul 3820
Location: Sion House, 6 Witton St., Warragul
Phone: 03 5622 6600 Fax: 03 5623 3535
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