A new independent company to be established by the Catholic Church to develop, audit and report on compliance with professional standards to protect children and vulnerable people was announced today by church leaders
Catholic Professional Standards (CPS) Limited represents a new national Church response to the importance of safeguarding vulnerable people. It will be responsible for setting the highest standards to ensure the safety of individuals involved with the Church at all levels and engaging with Catholic service providers.
- Develop new standards for the protection of children and vulnerable adults across Church entities particularly in areas where there are currently no current relevant standards
- Audit and report on the compliance of each Church authority against the new professional standards
- Provide education and training regarding the new standards