Notes For Debate:
Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in England and Wales
Historic failings of the Church in handling abuse allegations.
The autonomy of individual Bishops in their Dioceses.
The Nolan Report 2002
Implementing the Nolan Report and creating national standards.
The Cumberlege Review 2007
Creation of independent Safeguarding Commission with condition that Chair will always be a lay person and the majority of members lay.
National criteria. Six years of auditing of practice.
Engaging with victims and survivors. Challenges and opportunities
More effective use of technology. E-learning programme, case monitoring. Common curriculum for seminaries.
Continuing with auditing.
Working with others in the field.
Guarding against complacency.
The Vatican Commission and the actions of Pope Francis.