The Professional Standards Office

What do we do?

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The purpose of the Professional Standards Office (SA PSO) is to encourage and  support the Catholic Church in South Australia to regularly review, develop and implement safe and ethical practices and respond professionally and with compassion to disclosures of adult survivors of emotional, physical and child sexual abuse and current incidents of adult boundary violations and misconduct.

Contact us on 08 8210 8275          39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide



Other Services

There are specific services that provide information, support, advocacy and counselling for adult survivors of sexual, physical and other abuses. Many of these services are free of charge and provide confidential support and information. Regardless of how recent or how long ago the sexual or other abuse occurred, consider contacting a support service to seek counselling and/or other supports.

Relationships Australia (SA) – 1800 998 187

Victim Support Services – 08 8231 5626

1800RESPECT – National Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Counselling Service  1800 737 732

Yarrow Place  – 08 8226 8777     1800 817 421 (country calls)    Emergency a/h  08 2886 8787

Police – 11 444

National Redress Scheme –
This is in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
For further information and to apply call  1800 737 377 or go to
Applications can be made any time before 30 June 2027.