NCSS Auditor Register – How to join

ACSL is seeking expressions of interest for suitably qualified auditors to join the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (NCSS) Auditor Register.

ACSL has established the NCSS Auditor Register to support a national, consistent approach to safeguarding across the Church. The Register can be used by Church Authorities to select a competent auditor to assess their safeguarding policies, procedures, and practices against the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. The Register is an integral part of both the NCSS Self-Assessment Portal and the ACSL Audit process. 

Information for audit firms seeking to register interest for the NCSS Auditor Register

The Information Pack outlines the requirement for auditors and contains a link to the registration form. To be registered, individual auditors are required to undertake an induction training workshop, in which the scope of the NCSS audits, which include the requirements needed to meet the recommendations of the Royal Commission, will be covered.

NCSS Auditor Register Information Pack
NCSS Auditor Register Registration Form

First NCSS Auditor Induction Program scheduled for February 2023

This program is for External Auditors seeking to be included on the NCSS Auditor Register. It covers the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards which incorporate the National Child Safe Principles as well as the additional commitments made by the Catholic Church following the Royal Commission Report in 2017.

The NCSS Auditor Induction Program is held online as 2 x 4 hour workshops.

There are four sessions:

  • Session 1: The National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (NCSS) their development and status.
  • Session 2: Applying the ACSL risk-based and review framework.
  • Session 3: The NCSS Audit process in a Catholic environment.
  • Session 4: Audit documentation and reporting requirements.

NCSS Auditor Register

Details of registered NCSS auditors will appear here as auditors join the panel.

For all enquiries, please contact