ANNOUNCEMENT

CPSL has released its first audit report of a church entity

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Find out about our purpose, our values and our commitment to keeping children and vulnerable adults safe.

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Find out more about how we are helping to maintain a Church that keeps children and vulnerable people safe from abuse.

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Report a concern for a child or vulnerable adult. Find out about support services.

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Robert Fitzgerald in conversation with Geraldine Doogue

Robert Fitzgerald, former Commissioner reflects on the safeguarding issues for the Catholic Church which emerged from the five-year Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

National Catholic Safeguarding Standards

The National Catholic Safeguarding Standards set out 10 Standards, providing the framework for Catholic Church entities to build child-safe cultures and to advance the safety of children across the Catholic Church in Australia.

The National Catholic Safeguarding Standards take into account the guidance of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations adopted by the Council of Australian Governments (Feb 2019).

  1. Committed leadership, governance and culture
  2. Children are safe, informed and participate
  3. Partnering with families, carers and communities
  4. Equity is promoted and diversity is respected
  5. Robust human resource management
  6. Effective complaints management
  7. Ongoing education and training
  8. Safe physical and online environments
  9. Continuous improvement
  10. Policies and procedures support child safety

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Latest news

20 August

CPSL Newsletter Vol 2, Ed 8 August 2019

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

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.

02 August

Media release - First audit report of Church entity against new National Standards published

Friday, 02 August 2019

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).

02 August

First audit report of Church entity against new National Standards published

Friday, 02 August 2019

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.

Training and events

Training

NCSS Introductory Session for Leaders

Sydney, New South Wales
04
Sep
Training
02
Oct
Training
03
Oct
Training

NCSS Introductory Session for Leaders

Perth, Western Australia
06
Nov