National Catholic Safeguarding Standards Introductory Session for Leaders

Wednesday  4 September  2019  9:30 AM    Wednesday  4 September  2019 3:00 PM
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This full-day session is designed for Church Authorities (bishops, leaders of religious institutes, trustees of ministerial PJPs), accompanied by members of their leadership teams.

It will be a requirement of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards that all Church Authorities who are signatories to a Service Agreement with CPSL participate in this Introductory Session (Standard 5: Robust human resource management; Criterion 5.3 requires that personnel receive an appropriate induction and aware aware of their child safeguarding responsibilities, including reporting obligations; Indicator 5.3.2 states ‘All Church Authorities (along with members of their leadership team) who are signatories to a Service Agreement with Catholic Professional Standards Ltd participate in the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards Introductory Session for Leaders within 4 months of commencement’).

This session is specifically designed for Church Authorities and relevant senior leaders to develop a clear understanding of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding generally, their responsibilities under the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards specifically and the detail and processes of the CPSL audit and reporting framework.

This session is an introduction and has a particular focus on governance, responsibilities and leadership.  Further workshops and webinars to be rolled out later in 2019 will have a focus on implementation, change management, risk management and operational matters.

Who should register to attend?

All Church Authorities:

  •   Bishops, Archbishops, Eparchs, Ordinaries of dioceses, eparchies and personal prelatures
  •   Provincials, Leaders, Superiors of religious institutes
  •   Trustees of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons

Given the diversity of structures and resources within Catholic entities, attendees accompanying a Church Authority may vary from entity to entity.  Here are some suggested attendees.

  •   Safeguarding/Professional Standards Directors/Managers/Coordinators
  •   Business Managers/Finance Administrators
  •   Elected members of religious institute leadership team
  •   Vicars general or other vicars
  •   Chancellors
  •   Boards of management

How many representatives should attend?

Five (5) registrations are available for every Church Authority (one for themselves and four other representatives).

How much does it cost?

Five registrations from any one Church Authority are free.

Those entities wishing to send more than five representatives will be charged a per head participant fee of $350 (GST exclusive).

Media Disclaimer: As an attendee at a Catholic Professional Standards Limited (CPSL) event, you may appear in photographs, video and audio recordings taken on the day by a CPSL designated person(s). Such media may be used, with discretion, in publications by and for CPSL. To opt out of this arrangement, please advise a facilitator from CPSL on the day, or in writing to CPSL.

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