Keeping children safe in the Church

2012-07-24 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Helping survivors of sexual abuse. Ensuring that children are safe in the Church. And supporting religious congregations in their safeguarding endeavours. Those are three key concerns outlined in a new report from Britain’s National Catholic Safeguarding Commission which was published in London on Tuesday. While the fourth annual report highlights many positive developments in this vital ministry, it also says there’s still more that needs to be done to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse.
The report also describes in detail the work undertaken by the Commission and the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service to assist the bishops of England and Wales in their response to the Holy See’s call for guidelines from Churches right across the globe. Among those presenting the findings of the report was Danny Sullivan, the new chair of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission – he spoke to Vatican Radio’s Philippa Hitchen about these latest developments….