How is the Church now safeguarding children and caring for survivors?
On ‘A Question of Faith’ we hear about the on-going work of the National Board for Safeguarding Children, Towards Healing and Towards Peace.
Towards Healing is committed to supporting victims/survivors of Catholic Institutional, Clerical and Religious childhood abuse and also their families.
We offer counselling and other support services, appropriate to their needs, in a timely manner which are safe, respectful, cost effective, and of the highest quality.
Towards Peace offers spiritual support for survivors of abuse by Church personnel. The service is for those whose faith has been damaged by abuse and who wish to continue their search for meaning and for God.
The National Board for Safeguarding Children
he National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCC) has three main aims;
- To offer advice on best practice in Safeguarding Children
- To assist in the development of Safeguarding policy, procedures and practice
- To monitor practice in relation to Safeguarding Children.