Church still not aiding sex abuse audit

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Church still not aiding sex abuse audit

Post by Beebub » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:42 am

Stop the presses....

The catholic church is not cooperating with the child sex abuse audit. ... 93276.html

There's some guff about data protection even though they've been repeatedly reassured there's no issue.

I was wondering why they'd be so concerned with their data protection compliance, enough to make them uncooperative. But then I read on...
Cardinal Brady’s announcement of the audit followed an emergency meeting of the Catholic bishops on January 23rd, 2009. It followed revelations in a report by the board, published the previous month, that child protection practices in Cloyne diocese were “inadequate and in some respects dangerous”.
So data protection is a smokescrenn. They don't want to cooperate because the audit will report what it finds!
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Re: Church still not aiding sex abuse audit

Post by Marks » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:31 pm

In a Secular school parents would be able to hold the State responsible for the protection of their children from sexual abuse. The Guidelines on the Protection of children from sexual abuse and indeed any kind of abuse would be statutory and the Dept of Education could fire and indeed seek to prosecute any person that failed to implement them. As it is all our schools are essentially private but state funded.

This involves the protection of our most vulnerable citizens and we have a private body (Catholic Church) failing to give information to the State in order to protect their own interests.

Whatever happened to Government for the people by the people? Where have all our Republican ideals gone when we have a situation where it is Government for the Catholic Church by the Catholic Church.
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