On December 3 Catholic Professional Standards held its 2020 Annual General Meeting, at which a number of important matters were determined.

Firstly, CPSL's Members received from the Board Directors CPSL's 2019-20 Annual Report. We encourage you to read this Report, and celebrate the ongoing commitment to creating safe environments for anyone who comes into contact with the Church in Australia, especially children and adults at risk, that this Report clearly demonstrates.

Secondly, yesterday's meeting also marked the conclusion of CPSL as we know it and heralded the transition of CPSL into a new form - 'Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd' (ACSL).  ACSL merges existing entities and services: CPSL, the Australian Catholic Centre for Professional Standards and the Australian Catholic Ministry Register; bringing together national responsibilities for safeguarding into one entity.  ACSL’s Members are the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC), Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) and the Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (AMPJP).

Read about this important announcement