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Who we are

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

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Safe Church

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

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

16 September

Safeguarding audit of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat published

Monday, 16 September 2019

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.

16 September

Ballarat Catholic diocese passes child safety audit

Monday, 16 September 2019

Source:  Ballarat Courier

16 September

Ballarat shows commitment to safeguarding children

Monday, 16 September 2019

Source:  CathNews

Training and events


NCSS Introductory Session for Leaders

Perth, Western Australia