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.
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.