Reporting Abuse & Safety Related


Identification of a Known Sex Offender

The offender may self-disclose or this information may come from a variety of other sources (for example: parish priest, police, parole officer or family member).

For the purpose of these guidelines a ‘known sex offender’ includes:

  • any person who has been convicted of a sexual offence, including grooming and child pornography;
  • any person who is currently charged with a sexual offence;
  • any person who is currently being investigated by Police for a sexual offence, although charges may not have been laid; and
  • any person deemed to be a risk to the safety of children because of an adverse finding of sexual misconduct in a child-related workplace investigation. This finding has resulted in a ‘bar’ in a Working with Children Check.