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Diocesan Safeguarding and Standards Ministry

Contact Person: Rev Peter Dorfield
Office Location: Bishop's House, 73 Margaret Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 756, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4638 1379 or 0408 459 045

Catholic Social Teachings reinforce human dignity and emphasise that every human being is created in God’s image and likeness. Consequently, every person is valuable and worthy of respect. Everyone in the Church must ensure that the fundamental rights of all people, especially children and the vulnerable, are respected.

The policy approved by Bishop Robert McGuckin covers the measures needed to safeguard against abuse through the development of respectful relationships and a commitment to the Diocese of Toowoomba’s Code of Ethical Behaviour as well as adherence to the legislative imperatives of the State. The Diocesan Office for Professional Standards and Safeguarding has been established to support parishes and agencies of the Diocese in implementing the policy and safeguarding against abuse and harm.

Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm


  • Toowoomba Diocese Safeguarding Policy (June 2021)
  • Safeguarding Resources
    • These resources are currently being updated. In this transitional period please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding and Standards Ministry to obtain a digital copy of the resource you require. 

Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy and Resources


Other Agencies:
Professional Standards Office of Catholic Church in Queensland
Catholic Professional Standards