Australian Catholic University’s Institute of Child Protection Studies is part of a new Global Safeguarding Alliance that will promote safeguarding and the prevention of abuse of children, adolescents and other vulnerable people.
The Global Safeguarding Alliance, which will consult and seek advice from survivors, has created a network of initiatives around the world to promote safeguarding as a voluntary association of academic, teaching and research institutions, as well as individual experts.
ACU’s Institute of Child Protection Studies, joins Centre for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University and Catholic universities in Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, India, Chile, Ghana and England in the safeguarding alliance.
The GSA will serve as a sign of the Church's commitment to a safer Church and world. It will also jointly develop global standards for academic programmes, certificates and safeguarding systems and ensure adaption at the local level. The GSA website says the alliance will consult and seek advice from survivors to achieve its aims.
A main focus of the work of the GSA will be jointly developed global standards for academic programmes, certificates and safeguarding systems and the adaption to the local level. The GSA is open to any institutions that is open to pursuing the same main topics and goals.