About Us

Halloran Morrissey offers a range of child protection services for organisations who work and volunteer with children. Halloran Morrissey assists organisations to manage all aspects of child protection and safeguarding children through investigations, risk management advice, policy development, training and child protection audits.

Halloran Morrissey specialises in historical sexual abuse matters and allegations against employees under the reportable conduct schemes in NSW, ACT and VIC. Halloran Morrissey’s extensive experience in reportable conduct enables them to effectively assist organisations to prevent, identify and respond to serious complaints made against employees and volunteers.

Kate Halloran

Kate Halloran is a specialist child protection practitioner with nearly two decades’ experience gained in her roles with the Association of Independent Schools, the NSW Department of Education and Communities, the NSW Ombudsman Office, the NSW Department of Community Services and the NSW Joint Investigation Response Teams.

Kate has 10 years’ experience operating at senior levels in both the government and non-government schools sectors which have enabled her to develop a thorough understanding of state and federal government child protection legislation and policy direction. Kate has represented the Independent schools sector on various child protection committees and joint works groups and has developed strong professional relationships with key stakeholders in government and non-government agencies.

Kate has provided advice, support and guidance to heads of agencies when managing all aspects of complex child abuse and neglect concerns or investigating serious reportable allegations or historical sexual abuse matters. In addition, Kate develops and provides training and professional development to all levels of staffing in schools and other organisations.

Kate’s area of interest and expertise is in supporting smaller organisations to navigate legislative compliance and safeguarding measures. Kate supports organisations to develop systems and structures that are meaningful to the organisation and its employees.

Clare Morrissey

Clare Morrissey has been working in child protection for over ten years. After working in child protection response roles with the NSW Department of Community Services, Clare gained extensive experience working with schools as an employee of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW and the NSW Department of Education and Communities in child protection roles.

Clare has provided specialist advice and support to school leaders on managing child abuse and neglect concerns, investigation and management of serious allegations against employees, risk management, duty of care concerns, family law issues, employment relations and work health and safety. Clare also has significant experience in developing and delivering training and professional development courses in the area of child protection and investigations.

Clare has a particular interest in assisting organisations to examine its child protection management systems using a holistic framework that extends beyond legislative compliance. Clare assists organisations to enhance safeguarding measures to become a meaningful child safe organisation.

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