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CPSL publishes 'How-to' guide for engaging children & young people in conversations about safeguarding
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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).
Committed leadership, governance and culture
Children are safe, informed and participate
Partnering with families, carers and communities
Equity is promoted and diversity is respected
Robust human resource management
Effective complaints management
Ongoing education and training
Safe physical and online environments
Policies and procedures support child safety
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You will read in this month's newsletter of much activity across the country with many and varied ministries of the Church continuing to build capacity and share knowledge of safeguarding among their members.
We are also pleased to release our second audit report, the first report focusing on a diocese - the Diocese of Ballarat is the first diocese to submit itself to an audit of their current practices and approaches.
We have also released a range of new support materials on our website.
The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat has implemented 73 percent of the indicators relevant to their operations under the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (NCSS), as stated in the audit report of the Diocese published by Catholic Professional Standards Limited (CPSL) today.
Source: Ballarat Courier