Friday, 27 January 2017

Friday, 27 January 2017

CATHOLIC SAFEGUARDING PERSONS

CATHOLIC SAFEGUARDING PERSONS:






THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH has taken its worst ever world wide bashing because of all the children and vulnerable children that have been abused by the clergy.

ROMAN CATHOLICISM is almost just another word for sexual abuse in the minds of many.

Many parents would not allow their children within 10 miles of a priest these days.

Many parents would be horrified at the thought of their son going into a seminary like MAYNOOTH / GAYNOOTH to be got at by a gay cabal.


To try and help them to recover from this ABUSE CRISIS Roman Catholic diocese have been appointing what they call:

DIRECTOR / DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING PERSON.

One could be forgiven for presuming that these directors / designated persons are primarily there for the safeguarding and protection of CHILDREN and VULNERABLE PERSONS?

A Down and Connor PP told me by telephone today that some of these people are being paid between £50,000 and £90,000 per annum!

Not a bad income by any means - up to £ 1,730 per week.

There are weeks that I live on less than 1/5 of that.

How many Catholic families paying into their local parish have £ 1730 a week to live on?


BUT I HAVE A PROBLEM - OR AS LEAST A QUESTION about these Diocesan Safeguarding Directors.

Who pays their wages?


If it is the BISHOP does not not create a difficulty in the area of INDEPENDENCE?

What about that old wise saying: "HE WHO PAYS THE PIPER CALLS THE TUNE".

If the bishop is paying you a handsome salary are you truly independent of him?

Are you not indeed answerable to him?


And what if a bishop was reported to one of these directors as an abuser?

Would the Safeguarding Director not be put in a strange position by having to go to the bishop and say:

"My Lord, I want to thank you for my £ 1730 last Friday but I am here today to say I have received a complaint that you are an abuser.

And even if a bishop was not being accused - what about the auxiliary bishop, the vicar general, a senior PP etc.

Is it right then that a CLERIC should be the LINE MANAGER of a SAFEGUARDING DIRECTOR?

Can you see my point?


OR IS THE DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING DIRECTOR THERE TO PROTECT THE BISHOP?

What got me wondering about that was two things:

1. THE ARMAGH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER ACCOMPANYING CARDINAL SEAN BRADY TO BE QUESTIONED BY THE ABUSE ENQUIRY NOT SO LONG AGO:




 

2. THE ARMAGH SAFEGUARDING DIRECTOR MAKING A COMPLAINT ABOUT A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG RECENTLY TO THE PSNI ABOUT THE SAFETY OF AMY MARTIN'S PALACE.


I would have thought that there were no children or vulnerable adults in the palace?

Maybe there are?

Maybe SEAN is a vulnerable adult?



SEAN BRADY INVESTIGATING HIMSELF :-)

Maybe AMY is a vulnerable adult?





Bishop Buckley at 04:07

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4 comments:



Anonymous27 January 2017 at 07:07

I have heard directly from two safeguarding officers that the bishop is the boss and when the bishop disagrees with the safeguarding officer it is the bishop's decision as to what happens because he is ultimately their boss.
Combined these two officers have remit over multiple diocese.

CR

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Anonymous27 January 2017 at 07:45

They're there so the diocese is seen as having improved from the bad old days lol.
In Plymouth diocese, Christopher Jarvis, who had exactly this role, was convicted of child porn:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8854832/Church-inquiry-after-official-convicted-of-paedophilia.html
Ironic, and in his case obviously the role was a waste of time. In the other hand, I'm afraid I can't remember the name of the person or diocese, but a female safeguarding officer quite rightly rang the police and lifted the lid on a can of worms, after she discovered the bishop knew a priest had child porn but had done nothing about it. Perhaps someone will recall the case.

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Tom Wood27 January 2017 at 07:46

Agree with everything you say Pat, however I must on this occasion say that I am offended by this last Picture which to me is demeaning of persons with learning diff

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  1. Has this been republished. Surprised there are only 4 comments. Accountability is key. In my day Bishop was king in everything

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  2. Now the other comments have gone

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  3. Sorry there are two comments above. Thought there were 4 yesterday

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