Catholic Professional Standards Ltd
Catholic Professional Standards Ltd (CPSL) was formed in response to the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
CPSL was established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia. It operates independently of the Church. There are no bishops, priests or religious brothers or sisters on the CPSL Board. CPSL board directors are lay people with professional expertise in the fields of law, education, human services, safeguarding and regulation.
CPSL acknowledges the lifelong trauma of abuse victims and survivors and their families; the failure of the Catholic Church to protect, believe and respond justly to children and vulnerable adults; and the consequent breaches of community trust.
Visit the Catholic Professional Standards Ltd website for more information.
The National Catholic Safeguarding Standards
The National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (NCSS) comprise 10 Standards, providing the framework for Catholic Church entities to build child-safe cultures and to advance the safety of children and vulnerable adults across the Catholic Church in Australia.
These standards were launched in May 2019.
The Standards will then be extended to include safeguarding practices for vulnerable adults.
Learn more about the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards online.