Theme Nine: Developing Positive External Relationships

A full description of the Board's response to the Theme Nine recommendations, including work undertaken by Dilworth prior to the Inquiry recommendations being published, is available here.

Recommendation 18: Develop a trusting and cooperative relationship with police

"We recommend that the Dilworth Trust Board, as a priority, develops a trusting and cooperative relationship with New Zealand Police and continue to refer immediately any instances of sexual misconduct to police for investigation and co-operate promptly in providing information police seek."

Accepted

Recommendation 19: Develop an effective working relationship with the Anglican Church

"We recommend that the Dilworth Trust Board develop an effective working relationship with the Anglican Church to ensure chaplains employed by Dilworth have their performance properly reviewed and any concerns are immediately passed onto the other party and actioned effectively and swiftly."

Accepted

Action Points

Status

Maintain effective working relationship with Oranga Tamariki focused on student safety and wellbeing.

Completed / ongoing

Work with NZ Police to agree enhanced protocols for reporting abuse and managing documentation requests (already mandatory to report sexual abuse to police).

Completed

Agree a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Anglican Church.

Completed

Going beyond the MoU, work with the Anglican Church to promote an enduring relationship that is in the best interests of current and future students; share learnings from Dilworth’s own safeguarding journey with the Auckland Diocese.

Completed / ongoing

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Snapshot of progress against Theme Nine action points (listed left):

95% In progress

To be done

In progress

Completed / ongoing

Completed

Updated 03/04/2024