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Safeguarding

Panel overseeing reviews of abuse complaints holds first meeting

A meeting of the National Appeals and Review Panel, facilitated by Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd, has resulted in a greater focus on trauma-informed review processes for abuse complaints.

Families Research Safeguarding

New study looks to reduce child maltreatment in the home

New Australian Catholic University research has identified a complex interplay of child, parental, and contextual factors associated with the maltreatment of children by their families.

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Maronite Eparchy demonstrates commitment to safeguarding

Key safeguarding policies are in place within the Maronite Eparchy of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, according to an audit focusing on the safeguarding of children released by Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd today.

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Safeguarding audit finds ‘solid practices in place’

A safeguarding audit report of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart published by Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd has found safeguarding practices are understood and embedded across the congregation’s members and key activities.

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Darwin Diocese champions safeguarding culture

A safeguarding audit report of the Darwin Diocese published today by Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd has identified committed leadership and efforts to embrace diversity as key safeguarding strengths.

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Culture of safeguarding ‘embedded’ in New Norcia community

A safeguarding audit report published this week by Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd has found an embedded culture of safeguarding evident throughout the Benedictine community of New Norcia.

Safeguarding Vatican

Pope lifts statute of limitations to allow Rupnik prosecution

In response to a complaint from his own anti-abuse panel about “serious problems” in the handling of a case involving Slovenian priest Fr Marko Rupnik, Pope Francis has lifted the statute of limitations in Church law which had previously barred a canonical prosecution. Source: Crux.

Europe Safeguarding

Papal commission reaches out to victims of disgraced priest

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has reached out to known victims of Slovenian priest Fr Marko Rupnik, asking to meet with them. Source: OSV News.

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Call for national summit to address child abuse and neglect

The Albanese Government is “dragging its heels” on the need for a national summit to address endemic levels of child abuse and neglect, says Australian Catholic University child protection expert Daryl Higgins. Source: The Catholic Weekly.