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.

Full of Grace

May is the Month of Mary. As we focus our prayer on Our Lady, why not follow our series ‘Full of Grace’? We pray the Hail Mary in a different language each day. Read more.

The Church in a Post-Pandemic World

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a reflection titled The Day of the Lord on post-pandemic recovery and the challenges faced by the Church in encouraging people back to the Church and her Sacraments. The Bishops met for their Spring plenary meeting from 19 – 22 April 2021. Read more.

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray, from Ascension to Pentecost, for more people to come to know Jesus. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops’ Conference, is supporting the initiative. Watch a special message here or visit our Thy Kingdom Come section.

Listening With Love

Listening with Love is a resource inviting people to reflect on the impact of abuse on individuals and the Church. Although we released this material for Lent 2021, it can be used at any time. Read more.

Beyond the Cross

‘Beyond the Cross’ is a five-part art and culture series that follows the Risen Christ, through the artist’s eye, taking in some of the main encounters of the Easter season. The Supper at Emmaus is an oil on canvas piece that hangs in the National Gallery in London. It is a fine work by the brilliant Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painted around 1601. Read more.

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.

19 April 2021

CSSA Progress continues apace, with four important workstreams developing well: Parish Resource pilot survey, National training framework, Disclosure and Barring Service and Route-map for ending alignment.

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


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