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Response to mclellan commission

Posted by SCMO on 18th August 2015 in Christianity | mclellan commission, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
Following the publication earlier today a “Review of Safeguarding Protocols and Procedures” by a commission chaired by the Very Rev Dr Andrew mclellan, the Catholic Bishops of Scotland have welcomed the report and accepted its recommendations in full.   The report comprises a detailed assessment of all aspects of Safeguarding within the church and can be viewed here: www.mclellancommission.co.uk   In the report preface, Dr. mclellan notes: “The invitation to chair this commission came from the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in Scotland. When I accepted it I made it clear that I did not feel that my first re...
 

Church responds to critics of Safeguarding strategy

Posted by SCMO on 2nd November 2016 in Blogging |
In a response to a letter sent by the former Chair of the commission examining Safeguarding Protocols in the Catholic Church, the Assistant General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference has rejected claims that the recommendations produced by the mclellan commission are not being implemented.   In a letter sent to the Bishops' Conference by Rev. Andrew mclellan, the former commission chair claims that action is not being taken, survivors are not being supported and independent scrutiny is not being introduced.   Responding to the letter, the Assistant General Secretary of the Conference, Fr. Tom Boyle said;   "Last  August the Bishops&rs...
 

Scotland’s Catholic Bishops announce range of safeguarding initiatives

Posted by SCMO on 25th November 2013 in Christianity |
Scotland s Catholic Bishops announce range of safeguarding initiatives.Monday 25 November 2013.Embargo 11.00The Bishops Conference of Scotland has today announced details of three safeguarding initiatives, which will be launched over the next 12 months. In a letter read out at all of Scotland s 500 Catholic parishes yesterday (24 November, the Feast of Christ the King) the President of the Bishops Conference, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said: We recognise the trauma and pain that survivors of abuse have suffered and we are committed to providing for them both justice and healing. The Archbishop added that 2013 had been a test of faith for Catholics, but the...
 

Church responds to mclellan commission Report

Posted by SCMO on 17th August 2015 in Christianity | mclellan commission, call notice, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
CALL NOTICE Church responds to mclellan commission Report You are invited to send a reporter, photographer, camera crew to St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Clyde Street, Glasgow on Tuesday 18 August for 1pm, when Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, will formally respond to the publication of the Report of The mclellan commission. Scotland’s Catholic Bishops invited Dr. Andrew mclellan to establish a commission to undertake a review of all aspects of safeguarding policy, procedure and practice within the Catholic Church in Scotland in November 2013. The commission will publish its Report on 18th August 2015, at 11am.   ENDS   Peter Kearney ...
 

Implementation Plan of the Recommendations of the mclellan Report

Posted by SCMO on 23rd November 2015 in Christianity | implementation plan,mclellan commission
The Implementation Plan of the Recommendations of The mclellan commission may be downloaded here.     The Bishops have approved this Plan as the way ahead in implementing the recommendations of the mclellan commission, like any plan it can change and develop. If anyone has any comments about the Plan or its working that would help it to develop please email us at implementationplan@bcos.org.uk The closing date for this consultation is December 31st 2015....
 

Appointment of Baroness Helen Liddell as Chair of Independent Review Group

Posted by SCMO on 5th December 2016 in Blogging |
Monday 5 December 2016   The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has today announced that Baroness Helen Liddell will be the first ever Chair of the Independent Review Group (IRG) an autonomous body, which will function separately from the Church and which will review safeguarding standards and carry out independent audits.     Announcing the appointment, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, President of the Bishops’ Conference said:     “I am most grateful to Baroness Liddell for agreeing to become the first Chair of the Independent Review Group, which will review and audit the Catholic Church’s Safeguarding work. I...
 
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