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#Safeguarding

From TheJournal.ie Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse Safeguarding

Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse

The bulk of reports of abuse come from either staff members at facilities of family members.

From TheJournal.ie UK government looking into imposing 'time limits' on children using social media Genuine Concern

UK government looking into imposing 'time limits' on children using social media

Matt Hancock said it isn’t “beyond the wit of man” to develop an age verification system for children online.

From TheJournal.ie 'I couldn't believe they over-medicated my father to shut him up because he was singing' Safeguarding

'I couldn't believe they over-medicated my father to shut him up because he was singing'

During a debate on proposed new laws to protect the vulnerable, Senator Lynn Ruane opened up about her own experience.

From TheJournal.ie 85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults Disabilities

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults

A cost-saving decision to move people with severe intellectual disabilities away from their long-term home was overturned.

From TheJournal.ie How many sex offenders are under special supervision in your region? Monitored

How many sex offenders are under special supervision in your region?

Offenders are monitored by the probation officers but are also required to tell local gardaí they are living in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Benedictine and Columban orders meeting most child safeguarding protocols Monks

Benedictine and Columban orders meeting most child safeguarding protocols

The NBSCCCI reports are largely complimentary to the two orders.

From TheJournal.ie Just 12 Christian Brothers convicted after 870 allegations Safeguarding

Just 12 Christian Brothers convicted after 870 allegations

The NBSCCCI said the files they read left them in no doubt that a “great number of children were seriously abused by Brothers”.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse victims' group has "serious concerns" over safeguarding review Catholic Church

Abuse victims' group has "serious concerns" over safeguarding review

One in Four says that the legalistic nature of the Christian Brothers’ response to allegations of child sex abuse is in keeping with their clients’ experiences.

From TheJournal.ie 'Scant evidence' that Mayo/Sligo diocese told gardaí about child abuse Safeguarding

'Scant evidence' that Mayo/Sligo diocese told gardaí about child abuse

A report into the diocese of Achonry has found of the 11 priests against whom sexual abuse allegations were made, none were ever convicted of an offence.

From TheJournal.ie Two allegations in last six years at the Diocese of Ossory Safeguarding

Two allegations in last six years at the Diocese of Ossory

The Church’s child safety watchdog has made 12 recommendations to the diocese, but found that the most recent allegations have been dealt with ‘appropriately’.

From TheJournal.ie Cardinal Brady says he is 'truly sorry' to survivors Safeguarding

Cardinal Brady says he is 'truly sorry' to survivors

The Archbishop of Armagh was speaking after the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church published its review of practices in the archdiocese.

From TheJournal.ie Safeguarding board has "no remit" to deal with abuse by Irish priests abroad Safeguarding

Safeguarding board has "no remit" to deal with abuse by Irish priests abroad

As further reviews of child protection measures across Catholic Church in Ireland published, “anomaly” emerges.

From TheJournal.ie Diocese of Kerry dealt with 67 allegations of abuse about 21 priests Safeguarding

Diocese of Kerry dealt with 67 allegations of abuse about 21 priests

The NBSCCCI has apologised to one priest for categorising an allegation of abuse as one of a sexual nature but turned out to be false.

From TheJournal.ie Accused 'Kiltegan Fathers' on African missions "afforded too much tolerance" Safeguarding

Accused 'Kiltegan Fathers' on African missions "afforded too much tolerance"

In one case, a priest believed to have abused at least 50 victims since 1966 did not leave the society until 2002.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims Safeguarding

Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims

However, the tone used to some complainants was “inconsistent” – some responses were compassionate and others were “sharp in tone”.

From TheJournal.ie Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives Safeguarding

Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives

The second-largest diocese in the country has dealt with cases involving 14 living priests in recent years, dealing with each of them properly, a report by the Church’s child safety watchdog has found.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic child abuse: 164 allegations against 85 priests have led to zero convictions Catholic Church

Catholic child abuse: 164 allegations against 85 priests have led to zero convictions

“I am one of the fortunate survivors to have succeeded in securing a criminal conviction against one of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me,” writes campaigner Mark Vincent Healy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant developments' in child safeguarding in Diocese of Ferns Report

'Significant developments' in child safeguarding in Diocese of Ferns

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church of Ireland has undertaken a comprehensive review of safeguarding practice in church authorities across Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse allegations against three active priests in Galway diocese Safeguarding

Abuse allegations against three active priests in Galway diocese

Bishop Martin Drennan says the Gardaí and HSE had been consulted, and the allegations are not serious enough to warrant removing the priests from active duty.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic Church audits show progress in child protection Safeguarding

Catholic Church audits show progress in child protection

The third tranche of reviews have been welcomed by survivor advocacy group One in Four.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unacceptable delays and unsatisfactory responses' to abuse concerns in Clogher Safeguarding

'Unacceptable delays and unsatisfactory responses' to abuse concerns in Clogher

The National Board for Safeguarding Children’s review, however, drew a line between past and current practice in the diocese.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby apologises for child sex abuse remarks Catholic Church

Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby apologises for child sex abuse remarks

The Bishop released a special message to the people of his diocese today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a Tribunal into clerical sexual abuse? Clerical Abuse This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a Tribunal into clerical sexual abuse?

Various commissions have only investigated abuse claims on a diocese-by-diocese basis. Should there be a national overall inquiry?

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí examining clerical child sex abuse reports Catholic Church

Gardaí examining clerical child sex abuse reports

Those who try to hide information on abuse can be prosecuted under the Criminal Justice Act, Minister says.

From TheJournal.ie Support group says some Churchmen believe they are "above the law of the land" Safeguarding

Support group says some Churchmen believe they are "above the law of the land"

One in Four has also called on the Gardaí to initiate an investigation into senior Church figures.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added illuminated drones Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added illuminated drones

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Child protection reviews reveal 378 abuse allegations about 146 individuals Catholic Church

Child protection reviews reveal 378 abuse allegations about 146 individuals

There was a higher incidence of abuse amongst those in religious orders and the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church of Ireland said this is worthy of further consideration.

From TheJournal.ie Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin: 'Relatively few cases to deal with' Safeguarding This post contains images

Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin: 'Relatively few cases to deal with'

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Kildare and Leighlin Diocese.

From TheJournal.ie The Dominican Friars: suspected abuser involved in Church response to abuse until 1995 Safeguarding This post contains images

The Dominican Friars: suspected abuser involved in Church response to abuse until 1995

The NBSCCCI believes that there are other victims of the Dominican friars who have not yet come forward.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish Province of Spiritans: "Failure to create safe environments for children" Safeguarding This post contains images

The Irish Province of Spiritans: "Failure to create safe environments for children"

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into the religious order of the Irish Province of Spiritans.

From TheJournal.ie Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: Priests admitted abuse but authorities weren't told Safeguarding This post contains images

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: Priests admitted abuse but authorities weren't told

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

From TheJournal.ie Diocese of Limerick: 'Prompt referral of allegations to the statutory authorities' Safeguarding This post contains images

Diocese of Limerick: 'Prompt referral of allegations to the statutory authorities'

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Limerick diocese.

From TheJournal.ie Diocese of Cork and Ross:  Delays "in some cases in informing the statutory authorities" Cork And Ross This post contains images

Diocese of Cork and Ross: Delays "in some cases in informing the statutory authorities"

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into the diocese of Cork and Ross.

From TheJournal.ie Diocese of Clonfert: "No written procedures for management of allegations" Child Protection This post contains images

Diocese of Clonfert: "No written procedures for management of allegations"

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Clonfert diocese.

From TheJournal.ie Church abuse watchdog reports increase in allegations Clerical Abuse

Church abuse watchdog reports increase in allegations

The National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church says reports grew by 38 per cent on last year.