Professional Standards

The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) Professional Standards & Safeguarding Office responds to contemporary or historical abuse allegations in relation to children, young people or vulnerable adults by either an MSC religious, current or former employees and/or volunteers.

MSC Safeguarding Roles and Responsibilities are depicted in the diagram below.

Safeguarding Roles 









Concerns and allegations of abuse can be brought to the attention of the MSC Professional Standards & Safeguarding Office in the following ways:

  1. a claim for redress via the National Redress Scheme;
  2. a report from an adult;
  3. a report from a third party (such as the police, a Catholic Professional Standards Office, an MSC Principal, or a legal representative);
  4. via the commencement of a criminal or civil court proceeding; or
  5. via a message left on the MSC Website. 

Upon the receipt of allegations or concerns of abuse, the MSC Professional Standards & Safeguarding Office may be required to report to various external statutory bodies across Australia. Such bodies might include the police, the relevant child protection authority, and relevant department via their Reportable Conduct Schemes or similar. The MSC may also be required to report matters to the relevant state Working with Children screening body, and to the Australian Catholic Ministry Register (ACMR).

Should anyone wish to raise a concern or make a complaint of abuse against any past or present MSC religious member, staff member or volunteer within an MSC ministry or entity, they may do so in any of the following ways: -

  1. Report the matter to Police
  2. Contact the Director of Professional Standards & Safeguarding, Ms Meta Jackman on 02 9665 8999 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Contact your state Catholic Professional Standards Office on 1300 36 9977
  4. Report the matter via the National Redress Scheme
  5. Seeking legal advice

 MSC Schools

Should anyone have a concern relating to the current safety and wellbeing of a child or young person in one of our Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) schools, please contact the relevant Principal (listed below) in the first instance to discuss further.

 Daramalan College, ACT Principal: Ms Rachel Francis-Davies (02) 6245 6300
 Monivae College, VIC Principal: Mr Jonathon Rowe   (03) 5551 1200
 Chevalier College, NSW  Principal: Mr Chris McDermott  (02) 4861 1488
 Downlands College, QLD  Principal: Mr Stephen Koch   (07) 4690 9500