The draft National Catholic Safeguarding Standards are now open for comment.  Interested individuals, groups or organisations may make a submission by accessing the link below.

Please note that the draft National Catholic Safeguarding Standards take into account the guidance of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the National Statement of Principles for Child Safe Organisations from the Australian Human Rights Commission (draft) and are currently focused on the protection of children.  It is intended that the Standards will be extended to cover safeguarding of vulnerable adults at a later date.

Have your say

For those wishing to make a group submission, a PDF version of the submission template is available, to assist with collation of responses.  However, please note that all final submissions must be made through the website.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 5 PM AEST, Thursday 31 May 2018.

CPSL is committed to broad consultation regarding the content and application of the Standards – we encourage you to make your comments as specific as possible.  The submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by CPSL for adaptation within the draft Standards as required. 

It is CPSL’s intent to publish submissions made in response to this Consultation in order to promote transparency, collaboration and knowledge building.

A second consultation phase of workshops will be scheduled shortly – these workshops will focus on audit framework and approach.  Invitations for these consultations will be distributed in due course.