The Little Company of Mary Foundation (LCM Foundation) recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children and vulnerable adults and is committed to an ongoing and proactive approach to ensuring their safety and well-being.
The LCM Foundation takes a zero-tolerance approach to abuse or potential abuse of children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to engaging with those whom we meet with dignity, respect and compassion. We embrace and fully commit to comply with the Catholic Church’s National Guidelines for the Prevention of and Response to Sexual Abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The LCM Foundation understands that people often look to the Church and its organisations in times of great need and great vulnerability. We encourage anybody harmed to come forward and voice their concern. We are committed to an ongoing and proactive approach to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and will continue to engage with those who need us most with integrity and stewardship
In Emergency phone New Zealand Police 111
Non-Emergency New Zealand Police phone 105 or go online to 105.police.govt.nz
Oranga Tamariki – Freephone 0508-326-459. Lines are open 24/7, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For an Anonymous and Independent Organisation to report to – Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111 www.crimestoppers-nz.org
For a National Catholic Organisation to report to – National Office for Professional Standards 0800 114 622 email@example.com
For a Local (Christchurch-based) Catholic Organisation to report to – Catholic Diocese of Christchurch, Clodagh Ward, Safeguarding Officer, Office – 03-366-9869, Mobile – 022-012-4142, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lifeline – 0800 543 354
HELP – 0800 623 700
National Safeguarding Guidelines
The LCM Foundation is committed to our responsibilities in accordance with the National Safeguarding Guidelines outlined by the Catholic Church in New Zealand. Please follow the below link to view the national guidelines.