At Holy Cross Parish, Henderson we support the existence of the National Office for Professional Standards (NOPS) and our role in responding to complaints of abuse in the Church; and of overseeing the investigation of complaints of sexual abuse against clergy and members of religious orders.

A very important part of our work is providing a compassionate response to complaints of abuse through implementing the Church’s protocol, which is called Te Houhnaga Rongo – A Path to Healing.

NOPS is also responsible for setting the direction for the Catholic Church’s safeguarding policy and procedures for children and vulnerable adults. This area of our work is growing in momentum. All six dioceses have now confirmed adoption of a national safeguarding policy, which sets consistent expectations of how we develop and maintain safe environments in all of our Church entities.

We have and started and will continue to support the policies and guidelines put in place.  For further information in how we can contribute to a safer church please visit: