I’ve received the statement below from Catholic Safeguarding which I see as a positive and encouraging step forward.
“The information contained within some posts is deeply troubling. We urge all victims and survivors of Catholic Church related abuse to come forward so that we can offer support and ensure that individuals accused of abuse can be referred to the statutory authorities for investigation. We will take all necessary steps to ensure that those coming forward are listened to and supported, and that regardless of action by statutory authorities, risks posed by people who currently have roles within the Church are addressed.
Please contact me at the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) via Colette.email@example.com or refer directly to the Police so that the appropriate action can be taken”.
Colette Limbrick, CEO, Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA)