A panel of survivors of clerical abuse will be set up to help put survivors’ voices at the heart of the work of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC). The NSCS announced the creation of the panel in its annual report, published this week. The report also mentioned the development of a national safeguarding communication strategy, after an audit of diocesan websites made clear that the accessibility of safeguarding information was inconsistent.
Outgoing NCSC chairman Danny Sullivan said he believed the forthcoming independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales would involve “real challenges” for the Church, as for other institutions. He believed the greatest challenge would be in listening to and meeting survivors in places where there had not been “consistently good practice”.
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