This one-day workshop is intended for those in operational roles across Church entities, those with key safeguarding responsibilities within the scope of their role and any interested in learning more about the Standards and how to improve safeguarding practices within Church entities.

This session has an operational/implementation focus and will cover topics including how to apply the Standards in practice; creating a culture of safeguarding; upholding the rights and dignity of children by creating a child-centred culture; developing strategies and approaches to identify, assess and minimise risk of harm; engage with children, families, survivors and communities; respond to concerns, disclosures and allegations of abuse; and monitor and review safeguarding performance.

Who should attend?
This session is open to anyone keen to learn more about the Standards and improving safeguarding practices within Church entities. Participants may include:

  • Directors/managers of areas including safeguarding, business and human resources
  • Vicars general
  • Chancellors
  • Chairs of safeguarding committees
  • Clergy and religious
  • Parish representatives
  • Compliance/risk managers

How many representatives should attend?
There is no limit on registrations from any one entity and a group discount is available for 5 or more registrants from the same entity. 

When and Where?
Four sessions are scheduled between March and June 2019.  More dates for the remainder of 2019 will be released in due course.

The following dates are now open for registration:

Thursday 21 March

Thursday 6 June

Thursday 23 May

Thursday 2 May


How much does it cost?


Per person

Group discount (5 or more) per person







Fees outlined above are before GST.


To register for your place at one of these workshops, visit the Training and events page of the CPSL website.


For more information call 1300 603 411



[1] A member refers to Church Authorities who are party to the Members of the Company – Catholic Professional Standards Ltd. As at January 2019, members include a Church Authority who is a member of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (Australian Episcopal Conference for the Roman Catholic Church) or a member of Catholic Religious Australia.

[2] A non-member is any Church Authority or Catholic entity that is not party to the Members of the Company – Catholic Professional Standards Ltd.




Catholic Professional Standards Ltd was established by the leadership of the Catholic Church during the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to develop national safeguarding standards, to audit the compliance of Church Authorities with those standards and to publicly report the results. CPSL is functionally independent of the Church.