NCSS Introductory Session for Leaders (Melbourne), Marist Centre Melbourne, Wednesday, 03. June 2020

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 is 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 to the NCSS and has a particular focus on governance, responsibilities and leadership.  
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
  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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Wednesday, 03. June 2020, Marist Centre Melbourne, NCSS Introductory Session for Leaders (Melbourne)

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