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The first edition of the Standards was released in May 2019. The first edition is the result of more than 12 months of development, consultation, feedback and testing.
The draft National Catholic Safeguarding Standards were released in April 2018 followed by nation-wide consultation. A wide range of stakeholders provided feedback. A second draft was released in November 2018.
Implementation and review
The National Catholic Safeguarding Standards apply to all Catholic entities from May 2019 and will remain in force until December 2021.
CPSL welcomes feedback from any interested individuals, groups or organisations regarding the structure, content, applicability and functionality of the Standards. A formal review of this edition of the Standards will be conducted in 2021.
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Resources/good practice examples
A significant and growing pool of tools, resources and good practice examples sit alongside the Standards and their indicators on the CPSL website.
CPSL invites you to share examples of good practice examples, tools and other resources including templates and examples that could be helpful to others in building robust systems to support a culture of safeguarding children.
If you’d like to share something with us, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Over a four week period during June and July 2018, CPSL hosted consultations in cities around Australia to gather feedback on the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards and associated audit program. Consultations were hosted in two different formats:
- General Stakeholder Consultations were held in each capital city with representatives from Catholic organisations. Approximately 350 people attended the seven sessions providing feedback on the audit approach, training required and key challenges facing their organisations when implementing the Standards.
- Survivor, Family and Advocate Consultations were held in capital cities as well as two regional centres where institutional abuse was especially prominent. These sessions were publicised through a range of support and advocacy groups and advertised in local papers. Approximately 60 people attended the seven sessions providing feedback on the Standards and the ‘child-friendly version’ of the Standards, as well as discussing barriers and opportunities for change, including changing church culture, effective complaints handling and creating safe spaces.
The following submissions were received in response to the draft National Catholic Safeguarding Standards released in April 2018. Individuals, organisations and groups responded to an online survey. Feedback received in formats other than the online survey have not been published.
1 John Rowland pdf
2 Sr Annette Cunliffe rsc pdf
3 Anonymous pdf
4 Kieran Tapsell pdf
5 Anonymous pdf
6 Anonymous pdf
7 Rick Bailey (1) pdf
8 Kevin Raymond pdf
9 Anonymous pdf
10 Guyra Neighbourhood Centre Inc pdf
11 Anonymous pdf
12 Rick Bailey (2) pdf
13 Anonymous pdf
14 Corralee pdf
15 Centacare Catholic Diocese of Ballarat pdf
16 Anonymous pdf
17 Diocese of Ballarat pdf
18 Anonymous pdf
19 Beth Gibson pdf
20 St John of God Healthcare Inc pdf
21 Karel Duivenvoorden pdf
22 Sr Margaret Honner ibvm pdf
23 Anonymous pdf
24 Centacare Bathurst pdf
25 OLSH Safeguarding Office Alice Springs pdf
26 Anonymous pdf
27 Loreto Ministries Ltd pdf
28 Australian Province of the Society of Jesus pdf
29 Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Loreto Sisters pdf
30 Anonymous pdf
31 Rev Dr P A McGavin pdf
32 Anonymous pdf
33 yourtown pdf
34 Ballarat Diocesan Schools Advisory Council pdf
35 Diocese of Bathurst pdf
36 Catholic Religious Australia; Society of Jesus; Diocese of Parramatta; Diocese of Wollongong; Institute of the Sisters of Mercy for Australia and Papua New Guinea; Salesians Don Bosco pdf
37 Anonymous pdf
38 ISMAPNG pdf
39 Anonymous pdf
40 Salesians of Don Bosco pdf
41 Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn pdf
42 Anonymous pdf
43 Diocese of Wollongong pdf
44 Diocese of Parramatta pdf
45 Catholic School Parents Australia pdf
46 Anonymous pdf
47 Syro-Malabar of St Thomas the Apostle pdf
48 Tanya Raffoul pdf
49 Mark Eustance pdf
50 Anonymous pdf
51 Anonymous pdf
52 Marist Schools Australia pdf