Church leaders in Hobart, Melbourne and Darwin wanting to be part of the CPSL stakeholder consultations to discuss the implementation of draft National Catholic Safeguarding Standards have until Monday 4 June to register.

Ms Kate Eversteyn, CPSL Director of Safeguarding, said today registrations need to be in soon to ensure Catholic organisations in these cities don't miss the opportunity to participate in the national consultations.

“We recently wrote to Bishops, Provincials and Leaders of Religious Institutes, Trustees of Public Juridic Persons and the St Vincent de Paul Society, inviting them to nominate delegates to attend consultations in their cities. 

“These consultations will focus on gathering feedback on the audit approach and implementation support needs such as training and resources.

“The nation-wide consultations are part of a concerted effort to hear from everyone who will be impacted by these new standards before they are finalised later in the year.”

Consultations are being held in a range of locations around the country throughout June and early July and places are limited - if you would like to attend, please speak with your Bishop, Provincial or Leader of Religious Institute to register. 

The closing dates for registrations in other cities, including Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney is Tuesday 12 June.

In addition to consultations with Church personal separate invitations have also been sent to survivors, their families and representatives to take part in further consultations around Australia. 

The draft National Catholic Safeguarding Standards can be seen on the CPSL website where anyone can provide written feedback. 

Any questions, please contact
Mandy Fielding at info@cpsltd.org.au or on 1300 603 411.

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