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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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Introducing CPSL

Catholic Professional Standards Limited (CPSL) is committed to fostering a culture of safety and care for children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with the Catholic Church. Watch this video to learn about our establishment, purpose and objectives.

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

22 October

CPSL Newsletter Vol 2, Ed 10 October 2019

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

This edition of our newsletter has a focus on engaging with the broader Australian community in initiatives which honour and support adults (and their extended networks) who are victims and survivors of sexual abuse and trauma as well as highlighting opportunities to champion and celebrate the rights and dignity of children and those who care for them.

22 October

Church continues to strengthen child safety practices

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Source:  CathNews

15 October

Child safety reforms still progressing slowly

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Source:  Eureka Street

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