Professional Standards

Professional Standards

Saint Ignatius' College, Adelaide complies with The Australian Jesuit Province's policies regarding professional standards for how both religious and lay people engage in their ministry. The principles, protocols and standards of practice governing the work of Jesuits and lay partners are outlined in the document: Policy for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.

Principles and procedures relating to how Australian Church ministries engage in ministry are also outlined in the Towards Healing document, as well as the documents Integrity in Service of the Church and Integrity in Ministry.

Issues involving Church-related abuse are dealt with via the National Committee for Professional Standards.

The Truth, Justice and Healing Council is coordinating the Catholic Church’s response to the Royal Commission with a commitment to cooperation, openness, full disclosure and justice for victims and survivors.


Child Protection Policy

The College has its own professional standards procedures that operate alongside the above arrangements. The Child Protection Policy & Protocol document, found on this page as well as the Policies page of this website, outlines these standards.


Reporting of Complaints

If anyone wishes to bring a complaint of abuse against any member of staff, present or past, of a Jesuit school or other ministry, they may do so in any of the following ways:

1. If you believe a crime has been committed, contact the SAPOL Sexual Crime Investigation Branch (SCIB) on 8172 5555.


2. Contact the office of Towards Healing - the Professional Standards Office NSW/ACT on 1300 369 977.

3. Contact the Principal, Mr Peter Coffey

4. Contact the Jesuit Provincial’s Assistant for Professional Standards on (03) 9810 7300.