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2020 Knox Lecture - Safe Church: Commitment, awareness and action for cultural change

The 2020 Knox Public Lecture will feature Sheree Limbrick, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Professional Standards Ltd (CPSL) speaking on the topic 'Safe Church: Commitment, awareness and action for cultural change'. The free event will be held online on Thursday 5th November 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm. Register here.

In May 2019 Catholic Professional Standards Ltd (CPSL) published the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. More than 20 church entities have been audited to date to assess the extent to which they are implementing necessary safeguards for children, with audits revealing a strong commitment and dedicated action to create child safe environments.

Since late 2019, CPSL has been working to expand the Standards to include protections for adults engaging with Church ministry. This lecture will explore some of the trends and findings emerging from CPSL's audit work, as well as the directions of the groundbreaking framework for the safeguarding of adults.

The annual Knox Public Lecture is an important date in the calendar of Catholic Theological College. It commemorates the life and ministry of the founder of The College, the late James Robert Cardinal Knox, fifth Archbishop of Melbourne. This event is being hosted by Catholic Theological College and University of Divinity.

About the Speaker

Sheree Limbrick is the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Professional Standards. Sheree commenced as the inaugural CEO of Catholic Professional Standards Ltd (CPSL) in July 2017. With more than 25 years’ experience in child, youth and community services, Sheree is an experienced senior executive, having led organisations in the areas of accreditation and continuous quality improvement, service development and innovation, strategic planning and organisational development. She brings experiences in leading initiatives which have helped organisations listen to and learn from the experiences of children and vulnerable adults. 

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