Overview of this safeguarding standard

The National Office for Professional Standards sets the strategic direction of the Catholic Church’s safeguarding policy for children and vulnerable adults. We are responsible for monitoring and auditing the compliance of dioceses, religious congregations and other Catholic entities with these safeguarding principles and procedures.

These documents are intended to assist Catholic entities in undertaking self-review practices and also in knowing the expectations of an external audit and review process.



What is this standard about?

Read what can happen to show that this standard is being met.


External Review Process

This document outlines the process by which all Catholic entities undergo an external review of their safeguarding practices.


Safeguarding Self-Review Tool

This tool assists all Catholic entities to consider and review their own safeguarding practices. 

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