Professional Standards Unit

CAM’s Professional Standards Unit (PSU) is structurally situated within the Vicar General’s Office and was established on March 1, 2018. The Unit replaced the Office of Professional Conduct and Ethics which operated from 2012 – 2017. The PSU and the former Office of Professional Conduct and Ethics are differentiated largely by mandate, with the PSU having a broader mandate than the former Office. The new Unit was established to further enhance and strengthen CAM’s capacity to safeguard children and vulnerable people in the wake of the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, as well as the Victorian Betrayal of Trust Inquiry.

The PSU aims to create and sustain a culture within CAM, which places the highest priority on the safety, protection and wellbeing of children and vulnerable people. The Unit provides advice and support across the Archdiocese to the leadership, staff and volunteers to ensure that children, young people and adults are safe from sexual, physical, spiritual and psychological abuse.

Child Safety Survey - your input is vital 
The survey is intended for use by Parish Priests and those in your parish who play a role in child safety, including Parish Secretaries, Child Safety Officer, Child Safety Committee members, Parish Council members and volunteers who work with children and young people. Results from the survey will help the Unit to develop user-friendly resources, procedures and policies to assist you with your efforts to safeguard children and young people.
The survey should take no more than 15 minutes and will be a very useful resource for us to enable us to provide the support you may need. Your participation in this survey is anonymous and the information you provide will remain confidential.  We would be very grateful if you could click on the link below and participate in the survey.  We kindly ask that the survey be completed by Friday 14th of September 2018.
Please click survey button below.  If you require any additional information about this survey, please do not hesitate to contact the Professional Standards Unit on 9926 5621.