At St Thomas More’s Parish we take a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of abuse. We commit ourselves to ensure the safety and well-being of children, young people and adults at risk in our community. The best interests of the child, young person or adult at risk come first.

We commit to positive and immediate response to those who have experienced abuse in our diocese. We commit to effective prevention of abuse in our parish, through improving our safeguarding practices and policies and providing safeguarding training and education to parish personnel and communities. We commit to continuous learning on the safeguarding and well-being of children, young people and adults at risk, within and beyond our community. We welcome advice and support from independent experts in the wider community.

If you believe anybody is at immediate risk of harm you should phone 000 and report the matter to police.

Other concerns about the safety of children or vulnerable persons may be raised with our Parish Safeguarding Representative (Sarah Holcombe – 0408 193 636), with the Diocesan Safeguarding and Standards Ministry (07 4638 1379 or, or with the Queensland Professional Standards Office (1800 337 928 or

Further information is available from the Diocese of Toowoomba Safeguarding Policy and Resources page.