Resources & Links

Statutory Authorities and Guides

Some useful links to authorities and agencies that are of relevance include:

Church Organisations

Research & Information Sites

Laws & Guidelines

Zimmerman Services operates under the direction of the Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle and works in accordance with a number of civil and canonical laws and guidelines, including:





Statutory Guidelines

  • New South Wales Interagency Guidelines for Child Protection Intervention (2010 & 2006)
  • Structured Decision Making System New South Wales: Mandatory Reporter Guide (December 2009)

Canon Law
Book II, Part I

Title III, Chapter III:
The Obligations and Rights of Clerics

Book II, Part II, Section II,

Title I, Chapter II:
Article 1: Bishops in General, canons 375-380 and
Article 2: Diocesan Bishops, canons 381-402.

Title III, Chapter IV:
Parishes, Pastors, And Parochial Vicars, canons 515-552.
Book VI, Part II

Title V:
Delicts Against Special Obligations, canons 1392-1396.

Normae de gravioribus delictis, variations to the original text of Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela, made by Pope Benedict XVI on 21 May 2010

Church Guidelines