1 Aug 2007 | CONFRONTING ABUSE
In seeking a path towards healing, we are publishing this document of principles and procedures. The first part gives the principles that must form the basis of the Church’s response to complaints of sexual abuse. The second part describes the structures to be put in place in each diocese to respond to allegations of sexual abuse and the procedures to be followed. The document includes a handbook containing detailed guidelines for the committees who will be responsible for responding to allegations of sexual abuse made against clergy and religious.