A CSA Code of Conduct was developed with the support of workers and members of the fellowship to
- Reduce the potential for child sexual abuse (CSA);
- Establish accepted processes to follow when there are allegations of child sexual abuse;
- Reduce the potential for false CSA allegations against workers; and
- Promote cooperative relationships with, and attitudes toward, law enforcement agencies, including the criminal justice and child protection systems.
It was not known if this Code had been approved or adopted by any overseer or if any other guidelines have been issued by any overseer, when WINGS published the Code. In the absence of any statement from overseers, this Code was published as a guide to good practice for all friends and workers.
In 2019 WINGS was advised that the fellowship in South Australia and Northern Territory has promulgated a SA NT Workers Code of Conduct and SA NT Child Safe Policy. WINGS welcomes this development and recommends that similar action should be implemented in all other fields.
Resources for Survivors
In most parts of the world there are government and private organisations to support CSA survivors. The country specific links shown at the bottom of this page have contact details for some support groups.
If you feel overwhelmed or uncertain you could contact WINGS – we would be happy to help find the right resource for you.
Much of the material on the Wings web site is directed toward adult victims, but we also recognise the importance of prevention of further abuse. One important aspect of prevention is education of parents and children. Links to various resources for parents are on the Parents page.
Although the Wings web site is focused on prevention and treatment of Child Sexual Abuse, we also recognise that physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect are also wrong and incredibly damaging to children. We support every effort to stop all child abuse.
Resources that are more appropriate to specific countries are on the following pages:
Child Abuse links on the DMOZ Open Directory Project.
S.N.A.P: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is an independent, confidential network of survivors of religious sexual abuse and their supporters who work to Protect the vulnerable; Heal the wounded; and Prevent the abuse.