CPSL publicly reports audit findings.
In accordance with the Constitution of Catholic Professional Standards Ltd, the Board has the authority to publish reports relating to the findings of audits which assess compliance against the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.
Reports are published here as they progressively become available and you will find links to already published reports on this page. Scroll down the page to see published audit reports.
Church entity engagement with CPSL
Here you can access a report listing the Church entities who have engaged with CPSL in relation to implementing the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. This report covers:
- entities who have attended a National Catholic Safeguarding Standards training with CPSL; and/or
- entities who have a Service Agreement to undergo a safeguarding audit in development with CPSL; and/or
- entities who have audits scheduled or have already completed an audit.
This list is updated monthly. The data contained in the table is current as at 30 November 2019.
Access the Church Entity Engagement Report here.
The audit of Tarrawarra Abbey found that the Abbey has achieved 100 per cent compliance with the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (NCSS) and has implemented or is substantially progressed in the implementation of all 80 NCSS Indicators which are relevant to their operations.
Two recommendations have been provided to Tarrawarra Abbey to strengthen their safeguarding practices. These recommendations relate to the implementation of an internet monitoring program for personnel, and improving the supervision of third-party contractors on-site at the Abbey. There are no Priority 1 (high rated) audit recommendations for Tarrawarra Abbey.
Archdiocese of Brisbane
The CPSL audit of the Archdiocese of Brisbane found that the Archdiocese had either implemented or was substantially progressed in the implementation of 87 (84 percent) out of the 104 indicators relevant to them under the NCSS.
A total of 18 recommendations have been accepted by the Archdiocese of Brisbane to strengthen their safeguarding practices. Audit recommendations are classified according to priority and urgency for remediation. There are no Priority 1 (high rated) recommendations for the Archdiocese.
Diocese of Darwin
The audit of the Diocese of Darwin found that the Diocese had implemented (or was substantially progressed in the implementation) of 92 (89 percent) of the 103 indicators relevant to their operations under the NCSS.
Thirteen recommendations to improve safeguarding policies and practices have been accepted by the Diocese of Darwin. There are no Priority 1 (high rated) recommendations for the Diocese.
Diocese of Ballarat
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 (CPSL).
Sixteen recommendations have been given to the Diocese of Ballarat to strengthen its safeguarding practices as a result of the audit.
Presentations Sisters of Wagga Wagga (PSWW)
The Presentation Sisters of Wagga Wagga (PSWW) is the first church entity to be audited under the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.
CPSL has made 12 recommendations to PSWW to strengthen its safeguarding practices as a result of the audit fieldwork which was conducted in April 2019. Recommendations are classified according to priority and urgency for remediation – there are no priority one (critical/urgent) recommendations arising from the audit of PSWW.
The final compliance assessment (completed at the end of June 2019) concluded that PSWW had fully implemented or was well progressed in the implementation of 61 (98%) of 62 indicators relevant to their ministries and operations.
Read the full audit report here.