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#Safeguarding

# safeguarding - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

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

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?

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

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

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'

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

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?

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

The NBSCCCI reports are largely complimentary to the two orders.

# safeguarding - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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”.

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.

'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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

# safeguarding - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

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.

'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.

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.

Catholic Church audits show progress in child protection

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

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

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 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?

# safeguarding - Thursday 6 September, 2012

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.

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.

# safeguarding - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

# safeguarding - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

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.