At Mater Dei and St Raphael’s, it is an environment where we proactively take steps to make our community a safe place for all, especially children and the vulnerable. To reduce risk and promote transparency we have policies and practices in place at a parish level and we support the wider safeguarding policies implemented by the Archdiocese of Sydney in this effort.

For more information please review the parish and archdiocese resources below or contact our Parish Safeguarding Support Team for more information via this link.

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Abuse is never acceptable and can sadly be experienced by anyone, young or old. If you or someone you know is in need of help and support, there are many avenues available to you. Most importantly, abuse is a crime and you can contact the police on 000 (in an emergency) or on 8566 7499 (St George Police).

Mr Thomas Alukka and the Parish staff are always available to assist and support you in any way possible. Alternatively, you can contact the Archdiocese of Sydney’s Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office at (02) 9390 5810 or safeguardingenquiries@sydneycatholic.org. Help is always at hand.