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SAFEGUARDING Formation Training Workshop – Whangarei

August 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 15, 2022 @ 7:00 am

Please note this date in your diary:  Saturday 15 October 2022


What it’s about:

This is a formation and training workshop on Safeguarding.

The Safeguarding Programme by the National office for Professional Standards (NOPS) and mandated by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, is implemented in the Auckland Diocese and in our parish.


The workshop:

All parish members are invited to the workshop.

If your ministry in the parish falls within any of the following categories, this workshop is for you:

  • Clergy (Priests and Deacons)
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Communion to the Sick
  • Pastoral Visitors ( To Private & Rest Homes)
  • RCIA Leaders & Helpers
  • Sacramental Programme Leaders & Helpers
  • Lay Presiders
  • Katekita
  • Altar Server Trainers/Coordinators
  • Childrens’ Catechists (Syro Malabar) & Helpers
  • Childrens’ Sunday Liturgy Leaders & Helpers
  • Childrens’ and Youth Family Mass Leaders & Helpers

Workshop Programme:


Date :                 Saturday 15 October 2022

Venue:               St Francis Xavier Parish Hall, Whangarei

Timings:             Session 1: 10.30am to 12.00pm

Lunch: 12.30pm

Session 2: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Participants may choose which session they wish to attend.

Lunch will be provided at 12.30pm for people from both sessions.

Workshop Leaders:

Leanne Killgour – Human Resources Manager, Auckland Diocese

Lisa-May Grey – Safeguarding Coordinator, Auckland Diocese

 For further information and to indicate your attendance, please contact the Parish Office 09) 437 7902 or Email: nimo.ponifasio@gmail.com

Safeguarding Principles:

The Catholic Church believes that every person has a value and dignity which derives directly from their creation in the image and likeness of God. This implies a duty to value all people and therefore to protect them from harm.

Children and people at risk were welcome and safe in the company of Jesus and should also be welcome and safe in his Church. The safeguarding of children and adults is an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church and flows from the Gospel.

The Safeguarding Programme requires that all employees and volunteers who in their respective roles as representatives of the Catholic Church and our parish, deal or come into contact with children and vulnerable adults, need to be aware of safeguarding best practises and implement these when dealing with children and vulnerable adults. Formation and training in Safeguarding is therefore vital.

Safeguarding Training is a policy requirement of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland and the National office for Professional Standards (NOPS) for those volunteers working with children, youth and vulnerable adults.

For more information about Safeguarding see https://www.whangareicatholic.org.nz/safeguarding/



August 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am
October 15, 2022 @ 7:00 am


St Francis Xavier