*UPDATE - March 27, 2020*

CPSL has made the difficult decision to postpone our safeguarding conference A Safer Church for All: Safeguarding, Core to Mission until JUNE 2021.
Like everyone else at this difficult time, we have been devastated by the evolving scale of this pandemic and given current government restrictions on indoor gatherings and public health advisories, our conference simply would not be viable at this time.

We are working to ensure our excellent line up of speakers can join us in 2021 and will announce new details of dates, speakers and other exciting initiatives as they are confirmed in coming months. 

We were delighted to have already had more than 50 people register for this event - we have this week emailed all of these individuals and will be organising full refunds in coming days.

We want to thank everyone who were so keen to be involved and support our inaugural safeguarding conference.  We look forward to welcoming you all to this event in June 2021.

A Safer Church for All: Safeguarding, Core to Mission

One of the Church’s core teachings is the belief in the inherent dignity of all people, coupled with a commitment to justice and a preferential option for the vulnerable and poor. Yet as the sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church has shown, the Church has also been a place where those most vulnerable have been taken advantage of in horrific ways.

How can we reconcile this? How has the Church moved so far away from its mission of safeguarding those who are most vulnerable? How can the Church’s safeguarding response re-centre safeguarding as core to its mission? 

CPSL's inaugural safeguarding conference will consider these questions with illuminating keynotes from speakers with expertise in safeguarding and championing change to confront the sexual abuse crisis head-on.

This conference will feature:

  • Keynote addresses from Fr Hans Zollner SJ and Dr Kathleen McChesney on the theme of creating a safer church for all people
  • Panel discussions

  • Opportunity for Q&A with keynote speakers

This conference is a public event open to all faiths and is a must for all church leaders, those with safeguarding responsibilities and those of faith who want to explore how safeguarding must be core to the mission of all communities of faith.

Follow the hashtag #SaferChurchForAll on Twitter for the latest conference news.