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Applying the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards - Category 1 entities

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This session is usually delivered face to face, but given physical distancing restrictions due to COVID-19, we have now brought this session fully online. The Applying the NCSS Workshop – Category 1 entities will now be made up of three modules, each delivered in part via webinar and in part using videoconferencing so that participants can interact and we can maintain active engagement and provide opportunities for live Q&A – both of these elements have been valued aspects of our face to face training, so we are seeking to preserve these as we transition to an online format.

Participation in all three modules will meet the requirements under the NCSS and will result in the issuing of a Certificate of Attendance which you can provide to your entity.

July 29

0900-1000 = Module 1 Presentation

1030-1100 = Interactive session

1300-1430 = Module 2 Presentation

1500-1530 = Interactive session

July 30

0900-1030 = Module 3 Presentation

1100-1200 = Interactive session

This session is intended for those in operational roles across Church entities, those with key safeguarding responsibilities within the scope of their role and any interested in learning more about the NCSS and how to improve safeguarding practices within Church entities.

As the name suggests, this session has an operational/implementation focus. The session includes:

  • An in-depth look at the ten National Catholic Safeguarding Standards and criteria which Category 1 entities need to implement.
  • Exploring how to create and maintain a culture of safeguarding.
  • Developing an implementation plan and building continuous improvement into your safeguarding systems.
  • Engaging children and hearing their voices as part of a child-centred culture.
  • Engaging with families and communities to build safe ministries.
  • Developing strategies and approaches to identify, assess and minimise risk of harm.
  • Responding to concerns, disclosures and allegations of abuse.

Who should register to attend?

This session is specifically for Category 1 Church entities who work with children.

Working with children means that the Church Authority has governance responsibilities for activities and/or ministries that work with children. Work with children means being engaged in activities and/or ministries with children where contact would be reasonably expected as a normal part of the activity and/or ministry and the contact is not incidental to the activity.

*Please note that Category 1 entities include all dioceses*

This session is open to anyone in Category 1 entities who wants to learn more about the NCSS and how to improve safeguarding practices within Church entities. Participants may include:

  • Directors/managers of areas including safeguarding, business and human resources
  • Vicars general
  • Chancellors
  • Chairs of safeguarding committees
  • Clergy and religious
  • Parish representatives
  • Compliance/risk managers

If you’re not sure which category your entity belongs to, please give us a call on 1300 603 411 or contact us by email at resources@cpsltd.org.au and we will be happy to talk through this with you.

How many representatives should attend?

There is no limit on registrations from any one entity.

How much does it cost?


$100 pp + GST


$110 pp + GST

[1] A member refers to Church Authorities who are party to the Members of the Company – Catholic Professional Standards Ltd. As at February 2020, members include a Church Authority who is a member of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (Australian Episcopal Conference for the Roman Catholic Church) or a member of Catholic Religious Australia.

[2] A non-member is any Church Authority or Catholic entity that is not party to the Members of the Company – Catholic Professional Standards Ltd.


CPSL use a combination of WebinarJam and Zoom as content delivery and videoconferencing software which enable us to continue to engage with our partners and stakeholders in an accessible way. CPSL are actively using security and privacy features within the Zoom platform to maintain and protect privacy within our videoconferencing. When you have registered to attend one of our sessions, we will contact you with secure login details to join our session.


If you are unsure of how to get your computer set up and ready to join a videoconferencing event, you may wish to have a look at the eSafety Commissioner’s Be Connected website, which has a series of helpful tips designed to help people unfamiliar with the online environment to get connected online safely. You can visit the Be Connected website by clicking here or phone their hotline to get set up and receive phone support: 1300 795 897.

A reminder that CPSL will email you instructions for how to join the session you have registered for the week prior to your scheduled session. You can contact CPSL at any time if you have any questions by emailing resources@cpsltd.org.au or phoning us on 1300 603 411.

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CPSL reserves the right to cancel this event in case of an insufficient number of participants. Should the event be cancelled CPSL will notify participants in writing and will refund registration fees in full.


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