April 10, 2006

State to review Church guidelines on child abuse

The Post

09 April 2006 By Niamh Connolly
The government has commissioned a review of the Catholic Church’s new guidelines on child sexual abuse to examine if they are compatible with state guidelines.

The church’s publication, Our Children, Our Church, will be assessed by Helen Buckley, one of the three authors of the Ferns Report into clerical child sexual abuse in the Co Wexford diocese. The child protection expert is an academic at Trinity College Dublin.

In an interview, the Minister for Children, Brian Lenihan, said he was presented with a copy of Our Children, Our Church by the Archbishop of Armagh, Dr Sean Brady, in December.

Posted by kshaw at April 10, 2006 08:37 AM