New audit report released
Audit report for Tarrawarra Abbey now available
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Fr Hans Zollner SJ in discussion with CPSL
In June 2019 CPSL was fortunate enough to sit down for a conversation with Fr Hans Zollner SJ on the topic of child safeguarding in international contexts. Fr Hans is President of the Centre for Child Protection and Director and Professor of the Institute of Psychology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome and one of the leading experts on sexual abuse working in the Catholic Church.
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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CPSL NEWS editions in 2019 were full of information and resources as we worked progressively to roll out the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards and the Audit Program, so we thought this first edition for 2020 presented a good opportunity to recap in one edition all of the material and support available to help you develop and embed your safeguarding initiatives and processes.
CPSL CEO Sheree Limbrick explains how CPSL came to be established, the development of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards, and the four main groupings of the 10 National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.
2019 training attendees from CPSL's NCSS Introductory Session for Leaders discuss what they learnt at the session, the key benefits of attending, and how they will bring what they have learnt back to their organisations.