Wednesday 18 October 2017

Updates on abuse dioceses due

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

A CHURCH child protection watchdog will today publish fresh reports on two of the Irish dioceses at the centre of shocking abuse allegations.

The National Board for Safeguarding Children (NBSC) will release updates on progress made by both the Diocese of Cloyne and the Archdiocese of Dublin in implementing strict new protection regimes.

Both reports will confirm that major progress has been made in enhancing child protection measures over the past three years.

However, a number of minor recommendations are expected to be made by the NBSC in terms of training and resources.

The NBSC update on Cloyne will be released at a special conference in east Cork today, hosted by the Bishop of Cloyne Dr William Crean.

Earlier this year, the Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin said that, thanks to the work of the NBSC, "immense progress" has been achieved in Ireland in implementing world-leading child protection standards.

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