Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Framework

The Sisters of Saint Joseph offer our heartfelt apology for the pain, suffering and trauma experienced by victims and survivors of childhood abuse. We apologise for the profound and ongoing impact of this abuse. We recognise the families and friends, who have faithfully supported their loved ones through these experiences.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone who represents the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is responsible for creating a safe environment for all with whom we minister, and especially for children and adults at risk. We have zero tolerance for abuse and believe that everyone has the right to be safe and treated with respect.

Please contact us by phone PH: 0488 041 015, email or use the Incident Report form (PDF) to tell us about any child safeguarding matters, complaints or concerns you may have. To further understand how to make a report, you can view our Child Safety Reporting Process (PDF).

Sisters of Saint Joseph Adult and Child Safeguarding Commitment Statement (PDF)

Safeguarding Lines of Authority and Accountability (PDF)

Our Team (PDF)

Monica Cavanagh rsj
Congregational Leader

Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd (ACSL) was engaged in 2023 to undertake a safeguarding audit in relation to the Congregation’s compliance with the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (NCSS).

The Congregation achieved an outstanding perfect mark of one hundred percent (100%) compliance with all assessed safeguarding NCSS indicators.

Read more about the audit and access the report published by ACSL here.