Step 3 Guidance for Communal Worship during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As of 17 May 2021 we are at Step 3 of the Government’s COVID-19 Response Roadmap. The Bishops’ Conference guidance for liturgical life of the church is active from this date. Further guidance will be prepared for the Step 4 date of 19 July. Read more.

Response to IICSA Recommendations

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales accepted the Recommendations of the IICSA Report in November 2020. This response shows how the Catholic Church is addressing the seven recommendations. You can download the response document – a Recommendations Action Plan – below and you can also read an introductory cover letter from the Chair of the Catholic Council for IICSA, Baroness Nuala O’Loan.

For all the reports and responses from the Church to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) visit our dedicated section.

Safeguarding Implementation Newsletters

The Project Implementation Team has pledged to disseminate a newsletter every two weeks giving an overview of the work undertaken since the Implementation Plan was adopted. The Project Implementation Team comprises of Carol Lawrence (Director), Dr Colette Limbrick, Dr Edward Morgan and Fr David Smolira SJ.

26 May 2021

The impetus of the Catholic Safeguarding Project continues after the announcement of the independent CSSA Board Chair and Non-Executive Directors. The pace of change will be more measured as we move to the next phase in the development of the structures. The Board does not underestimate the work to be done and the challenges to be faced, and will take the time required in a considered manner.

For older news updates and more on implementation, visit our Implementation page.


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