We provide integrated safeguarding services that are informed by Catholic social teaching, and support Church entities to meet their responsibilities to provide safe environments for children and adults at risk.
The National Catholic Safeguarding Standards provide a framework for Catholic Church entities to build child-safe cultures.
Several documents, statutes and protocols that have been developed to guide Church Authorities in the safe practice of their ministries.
Find a range of training opportunities from ACSL and other providers to enhance safeguarding capacity in your organisation.
Our goal is to bring people together to share knowledge, help each other and build relationships which contribute to the safety of children and adults at risk within Catholic communities.
Our Audit and Review Program is designed to assess how well an entity or ministry that is governed by a Church Authority is applying the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.
Find information about ACSL's Complaints Response function, pathways for reporting abuse, and state and territory contacts for reporting.