CPSL has released its first audit report of a church entity
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Inside this month's newsletter: We have marked another milestone by publishing our first Audit Report earlier this month - the Presentation Sisters Wagga Wagga were the first of more than 200 Catholic entities to undertake an audit of their safeguarding practices against the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. We are also pleased to release our 'how-to' guide for engaging with children and young people in conversations about their safety and safeguarding within an organisation - to Daniele's Safeguarding Corner to read more.
Catholic Professional Standards Limited (CPSL) has today published its first audit report of a Church entity that is subject to the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (NCSS).
CPSL has made 12 recommendations to PSWW to strengthen its safeguarding practices as a result of the audit fieldwork which was conducted in April 2019.