The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle's goal when it comes to child protection is to always recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and vulnerable adults, and for National Child Protection Week this year we're putting this commitment front and centre–literally–with the Office of Safeguarding's 'Decorate Your Gate' initiative.
Last Thursday 18 August was a momentous day for the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
National Child Protection Week is a campaign held annually across Australia to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. This year’s campaign will be held between 4 – 10 September.
As he commences his tenure as president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB sees one of his key tasks as ensuring the bishops “remain united in our service of God’s people”.