Church to fight child abuse in Sydney


September 30 2015

Sydney – The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney announced on Wednesday a new office to coordinate with child protection authorities to help survivors of abuse.

The church is under an ongoing and intensive investigation by a Royal Commission in Australia which has uncovered extensive and historical child abuse by Catholic Church officials, both male and female, across Australia.

The Sydney arm of the Catholic church announced the creation of a Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office following a widespread Archdiocesan review undertaken in the wake of the Royal Commission into child sexual and physical abuse.

It was widely reported that the new unit will work with government bodies, including the New South Wales (NSW) Ombudsman and the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian.

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