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Broken Bay Diocese seeks outside help to deal with student abuse

The Catholic Schools Office in the NSW Diocese of Broken Bay has moved to assure the public that last week's allegations of 'inappropriate student behaviour' at St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah Lakes, are being dealt with by the College in cooperation with the Department of Community Services and the Police.

Late last week, the press reported on allegations of groping and other undesirable sexual behaviour by male students at the Central Coast Catholic high school.

A statement released yesterday by the Office indicated the College is consulting widely with other external experts to seek to ensure that the most appropriate processes and support systems are in place for the good of all students.

It said: "The College takes its duty of care responsibilities to all students very seriously and the safety and welfare of all students is of paramount concern."

The statement announced the development of long-term strategies that will be put in place to meet the needs of all students.

Catholic Schools Office (Broken Bay)