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Announcement – New National Catholic Safeguarding Standards released

On Wednesday 7 December Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd (ACSL) launched the second edition of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards, which address safeguarding adults as well as children.

The 2nd edition of the Standards demonstrates the Church’s commitment to safeguarding everyone in Catholic communities, especially children and adults-at-risk, and have been endorsed by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Catholic Religious Australia.

ACSL board chair Michael Lavarch said “The standards address safeguarding requirements for adults (with a focus on adults at risk) by both reflecting the duty of care owed to everyone, as well as recognising that there are particular risk factors that cause some people to be more susceptible to abuse,”

ACSL media release is available to read here

Also, the 2nd edition of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards can be downloaded from the ACSL here

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