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Slight increase in number of abuse allegations to National Board

NBSCCCI annual report for 2018 shows Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families last August saw a spike in allegations of clerical abuse.

2019.06.19.

Candles of Atonement to mark Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse

Lighting the candles of atonement will bring to mind those who have been left “with lifelong suffering as a result of abuse, whose trust was so deeply betrayed and whose faith has been so cruelly tested within the sanctity of the Church”.

2019.02.12.

A grave matter: Church funerals denied to priests accused of abuse, says ACP

Is it contrary to Canon Law to insist that funerals of priests accused of abuse must take place in private chapels?

2018.12.01.

NBSCCCI CEO warns processing of abuse cases must be quicker

Concerns over the length of time the statutory authorities and the Vatican take to respond when an allegation against a priest is reported.

2018.10.30.

We cannot relent on safeguarding – Bishop Leahy

“Failure to recognise and respond appropriately to the complex issues which abuse presents has, at times, compounded the profound and harmful impact on the lives of many young and vulnerable persons.”

2018.01.16.

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.

2017.05.24.

NBSCCCI publishes new safeguarding guidelines

Expanded child safeguarding guidance incorporates two new standards on caring for and managing the complainant of abuse and the respondent.

2016.06.30.

153 new allegations dealt with by NBSCCCI last year

Case of abuse reported in 2015 "deserves particular mention as it happened so recently, demonstrating that a risk to children still exists” - NBSCCCI CEO Teresa Devlin.

2016.06.10.

Last 30 NBSCCCI safeguarding reports published

“One case stands out as being shocking. The NBSCCCI believes considerable work needs to be undertaken by the Order to acknowledge the serious damage caused.”

2016.05.05.

20 religious orders reviewed in safeguarding audits

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

2015.12.03.

Absence of a compassionate response to survivors

NBSCCCI audits of 43 orders show a total of 325 allegations of sexual abuse were made against 141 religious resulting in 8 criminal convictions.

2015.09.10.

The key to child protection is education: expert

Over 5.2 million adults and children have gone through the safe environment programme in the US - Mgr Steve Rossetti.

2015.03.02.

Audits cast shadow over safeguarding efforts

Responding to the findings of the latest NBSCCCI audits Archbishop Martin said some of the results left him “seriously concerned”.

2015.02.11.

NBSCCCI highly critical of Divine Word Missionaries

Reviews praise progress made in dioceses of Cloyne, Dublin, Killaloe and Meath.

2014.05.13.

New CEO announced for Church Safeguarding Board

Teresa Devlin will take up her new role on 1 February.

2014.01.08.

NBSCCCI abuse audits show steady progress in dioceses

Concern over shortcomings on the part of the Kiltegan Fathers and massive number of allegations against Christian Brothers.

2013.12.11.

Positive review of child safeguarding in Down and Connor

Report finds culture of safeguarding spreading across all aspects of diocese.

2013.11.17.
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