The National Office for Professional Standards 2008, revised 2011.
These standards are intended to provide guidelines for all people who provide ministry to children or vulnerable people on behalf of the Church. The guidelines are not intended to be onerous or to create obstacles for people who willingly provide time and resources to help children and other people to engage in wholesome activities or when providing counselling and spiritual guidance.
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference and the Congregational Leaders of Aotearoa New Zealand 1998 revised 2007 & 2010.
In this document are published principles and procedures. The first part gives the principles that must form the basis of the Church’s response to complaints of sexual abuse. The second part describes the structures to be put in place in each diocese to respond to allegations of sexual abuse and the procedures to be followed. The document includes a handbook containing detailed guidelines for the committees who will be responsible for responding to allegations of sexual abuse made against clergy and religious.