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#Safeguarding

# safeguarding - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland
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# Safeguarding

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland

Dec 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,350 Views 8 Comments

Early drafts of a letter that caused a row between the agency and Scouting Ireland contained stronger criticism of the organisation than the final version.

# safeguarding - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'

Dec 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 103,695 Views 25 Comments

New research being launched today shows how vulnerable adults are falling through the cracks when it comes to safeguarding.

# safeguarding - Saturday 26 October, 2019

What happened to the HSE's proposal for its own undercover investigations in care homes?
# Abuse
# Abuse

What happened to the HSE's proposal for its own undercover investigations in care homes?

Oct 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 16,851 Views 19 Comments

Back in 2014, then director general Tony O’Brien said it was time to look at these sorts of measures to protect vulnerable clients.

# safeguarding - Sunday 3 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 3rd 2019, 5:32 PM 6,924 Views 9 Comments

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

# safeguarding - Saturday 10 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 10th 2018, 1:43 PM 11,493 Views 21 Comments

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

# safeguarding - Sunday 9 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 9th 2017, 10:00 PM 37,001 Views 53 Comments

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

# safeguarding - Thursday 9 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 9th 2017, 12:56 PM 7,686 Views 3 Comments

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

# safeguarding - Monday 27 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 27th 2015, 6:02 AM 35,601 Views 19 Comments

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

# safeguarding - Monday 12 May, 2014

Benedictine and Columban orders meeting most child safeguarding protocols
# Monks
# Monks

Benedictine and Columban orders meeting most child safeguarding protocols

May 12th 2014, 4:30 PM 4,097 Views 18 Comments

The NBSCCCI reports are largely complimentary to the two orders.

# safeguarding - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Just 12 Christian Brothers convicted after 870 allegations
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Just 12 Christian Brothers convicted after 870 allegations

Dec 10th 2013, 11:08 PM 14,521 Views 50 Comments

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

Abuse victims' group has "serious concerns" over safeguarding review
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

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

Dec 10th 2013, 2:28 PM 3,843 Views 3 Comments

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.

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

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

Dec 10th 2013, 12:06 PM 6,568 Views 68 Comments

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.

Two allegations in last six years at the Diocese of Ossory
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# Safeguarding

Two allegations in last six years at the Diocese of Ossory

Dec 10th 2013, 12:00 PM 4,314 Views 1 Comment

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’.

Cardinal Brady says he is 'truly sorry' to survivors
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Cardinal Brady says he is 'truly sorry' to survivors

Dec 10th 2013, 11:58 AM 3,490 Views 37 Comments

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.

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

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

Dec 10th 2013, 11:55 AM 2,861 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 10th 2013, 11:29 AM 4,147 Views 3 Comments

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.

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

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

Dec 10th 2013, 11:16 AM 11,210 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 10th 2013, 11:09 AM 3,368 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 10th 2013, 10:46 AM 2,406 Views 8 Comments

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.

# safeguarding - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 24th 2013, 9:00 PM 1,685 Views 87 Comments

“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.

'Significant developments' in child safeguarding in Diocese of Ferns
# Report
# Report

'Significant developments' in child safeguarding in Diocese of Ferns

Apr 24th 2013, 2:29 PM 2,855 Views 6 Comments

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.

Abuse allegations against three active priests in Galway diocese
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Abuse allegations against three active priests in Galway diocese

Apr 24th 2013, 2:01 PM 15,267 Views 64 Comments

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.

Catholic Church audits show progress in child protection
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Catholic Church audits show progress in child protection

Apr 24th 2013, 1:29 PM 2,895 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 24th 2013, 1:10 PM 3,138 Views 18 Comments

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

# safeguarding - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby apologises for child sex abuse remarks
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby apologises for child sex abuse remarks

Sep 16th 2012, 1:21 PM 6,558 Views 57 Comments

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

# safeguarding - Friday 7 September, 2012

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

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

Sep 7th 2012, 10:05 AM 4,498 Views 59 Comments

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

# safeguarding - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Gardaí examining clerical child sex abuse reports
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Gardaí examining clerical child sex abuse reports

Sep 6th 2012, 7:27 PM 3,610 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 6th 2012, 11:12 AM 2,955 Views 19 Comments

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

# safeguarding - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added illuminated drones
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added illuminated drones

Sep 5th 2012, 8:00 PM 9,203 Views 10 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Child protection reviews reveal 378 abuse allegations about 146 individuals
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Child protection reviews reveal 378 abuse allegations about 146 individuals

Sep 5th 2012, 3:08 PM 6,846 Views 53 Comments

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.

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

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

Sep 5th 2012, 3:00 PM 4,053 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 5th 2012, 2:21 PM 7,182 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 5th 2012, 2:09 PM 4,087 Views 4 Comments

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.

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

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

Sep 5th 2012, 2:08 PM 8,343 Views 10 Comments

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.

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

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

Sep 5th 2012, 1:19 PM 2,272 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 5th 2012, 1:12 PM 2,442 Views 7 Comments

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.

Diocese of Clonfert: "No written procedures for management of allegations"
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

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

Sep 5th 2012, 12:47 PM 3,469 Views 31 Comments

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

# safeguarding - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Church abuse watchdog reports increase in allegations
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Church abuse watchdog reports increase in allegations

May 11th 2011, 3:04 PM 640 Views 0 Comments

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