Professor Daryl Higgins, James McDougall, Alex Cahill, Jacqui Stewart, Anna Medvedeva: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University; Professor Michele Riondino, Faculty of Law and Business, Australian Catholic University
Australian Episcopal Conference of the Roman Catholic Church and Catholic Religious Australia
The Catholic Church is committed to the safety of all who encounter its many areas of ministry and service to the community. Accordingly, the Australian Episcopal Conference of the Roman Catholic Church and Catholic Religious Australia commissioned a review to examine the current and future needs of the Catholic Church in relation to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable persons within Church communities and bodies in Australia.
The project is for a mapping exercise and the design of an operating model. The mapping exercise entails a high-level review of existing safeguarding regulatory obligations and the needs, opportunities and challenges in safeguarding service provision within the Church in Australia. The design of a costed operating model involves specifying how – using people, processes and technology – the Catholic Church communities and bodies in Australia can efficiently and effectively mitigate the risks posed by people, places and practices to children and vulnerable adults.