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National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland

Second round of safeguarding reviews in dioceses has begun

NBSCCCI highlights the impact Data Protection Acts has had on National Board's ability to monitor safeguarding.


ACP issues info card on priests’ response to abuse accusations

The ACP said that clear and direct policies plus a robust evaluation has meant that the Catholic Church is now a much safer place for children and vulnerable adults.


Significant reduction in number of allegations reported to NBSCCCI

Bulk of 86 new allegations relate to the period from the 1950s up to the 1990s, with a sharp drop in numbers after the year 2000.


20 religious orders reviewed in safeguarding audits

53 allegations against 44 priests, brothers or sisters between 1941 and 2009 resulted in no convictions.

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