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The New Catholic Professional Standards Board provides a promise of Accountability for the Catholic Church in Australia

Posted on 26 August 2018
The New Catholic Professional Standards Board provides a promise of Accountability for the Catholic Church in Australia

Above: Sheree Limbrek - CEO of CPSL - meets with the CaSPA Board on August 23.

Catholic Professional Standards Limited has been established in recent times, to set up processes that will ensure the Catholic Church learns the hard lessons from the Royal Commission into Sexual Abuse are followed up with better systems and procedures.

This body was set up as an entity and is co-owned by the Australian Catholic Bishops and the Religious Congregations of Australia.

The key focus up to this point is to set up Standards that will govern practices and behaviours in all aspects of the Catholic Church. 

Where there is a suggestion the standards are not being followed, there will be a follow up audit to ascertain what has occured. All members of the Church will be subject to these audits including Bishops, Priests, Schools and other ministries.

When the CaSPA Board met with the CPSL CEO, Sheree Limbrek it was heartening to hear of the scope of this organisation. It also signalled that when the Governance of Catholic Education is brought up for review, there can be a similar far reaching reform that will take place.

CaSPA Principals are encouraged to read more about CPSL on their Web Page: https://www.cpsltd.org.au

 

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