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7th March 2013
Sister Colette Stevenson
The structure for the day will follow the flowchart provided to each of you to help you understand the case management process as a whole
Teresa Devlin- 10:25- 10:45
Bishop John Fleming- 10:45- 11:15
Teresa Devlin- 12:00- 12:30
Father Brendan Coffey- 13:30- 14:00
the initial inquiry by which a diocesan bishop or ordinary determines whether an alleged delict such as sexual abuse of a minor has a semblance of truth. Once that low threshold is met, the case should be referred to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith where the next stage in the process is determined.
Semblance of Truth
Evidence which at face value corroborates the accusation
an authoritative opinion; in forwarding a case to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith a bishop or religious superior offers his (or her) authoritative opinion on the matter addressed in the particular case.
Case Management Plan
a formal, written supervision program for a cleric who has been determined to have sexually abused a minor.
A singular decree is an administrative act issued by a Bishop or Provincial in which a decision is given or a provision is made under a case according to the norms of law.
A singular precept is a decree which directly and legitimately enjoins a specific person or persons to do or omit something, especially in order to urge the observance of law
The Process of Investigation and Inquiries
Step 1: Reporting Procedures
Information concerning risk to a child or young person emerges
DIOCESAN / CONGREGATIONAL DESIGNATED PERSSON
Gardai, HSE, PSNI, HSCE
BISHOP / CONGREGATIONAL LEADER/NBSCCC
Step 1: Sources of Concern
All allegations/concerns about the abuse of a child MUST be reported to the Statutory Authorities
Information shared must be given to the designated person for his/her action
Designated Person will inform receiver of information that the allegation has been passed to the Statutory Authorities
Step 2: Reporting Arrangements
To establish if a crime has been committed
To assess risk to children
To put in place protection arrangements for children
Informed respondent that an allegation has been received
Advise of right to access civil and canon law advice
Step 2: Role of Designated Person
Information received about a concern
Semblance of Truth?
Right to reply, and access to legal advice
Referral to Statutory Authorities
Church process halted pending outcome of Statutory Investigations
What are a decrees, Initial Risk Assessments and Precepts
Bishop John Fleming
From the information you have in front of you as a group you need to :
Establish a time line of events
Write a precept
Advise Bishop/Provincial what to do next
Process of Investigations; Civil and Church
Following completion of statutory investigation, Church Inquiry can be initiated
SeeStandards & Guidance pp. 87–88
Step 6: Preliminary Inquiry Restarted
Step 6: Preliminary Inquiry Restarted
Canon Law confers all necessary powers to take measures in promoting and ensuring the safety and welfare of children who receive pastoral care from Church personnel
Information from complainant
Response of respondent
Step 7: Inquiry Conducted
Report on findings to Ordinary
Advisory Panel Consulted
Concluded and CDF informed in one of three ways
Step 9: CDF Informed
Understanding Case Management Plans
Father Brendan Coffey
What are case management plans?
How to draw one up?
Who to consult?
What should it contain?
From the update you have received and based on the information you had from session 1 :
Decide what other steps need to be taken
Write a case management plan