The Report

A Review of the Current Safeguarding Policies, Procedures and Practice within the Catholic Church in Scotland

The McLellan Commission published its Report on 18th August and has made eight key recommendations to Scotland's Catholic Bishops to improve the current standards of safeguarding within the Catholic Church.

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Contents

Foreword
Preface
Overview
Part 1 – Background and Context
Chapter 1 – Context
Background
Remit
Context
Terms and Language Used
Methodology
Part 2 – Findings
Introduction
Chapter 2 – To establish the truth of what happened in the past
The truth of harm
The truth about good practice
Recommendations for Chapter 2
Chapter 3 – To take whatever steps are necessary to prevent abuse from occurring again
Awareness and Safety
Advisers and Coordinators
Evaluation, Scrutiny, Monitoring and Review
Independence
A Consistent Approach
Theology
Recommendations for Chapter 3
Chapter 4 – To ensure that the principles of justice are fully respected
Justice
Advocacy
Whistleblowing
Recommendations for Chapter 4
Chapter 5 – Above all, to bring healing to the victims and to all those affected by these egregious crimes
Reaching out to Survivors
Listening
Saying Sorry
Not Blaming
Support
Reparation
Accountability
Recommendations for Chapter 5
Chapter 6 – Implementation
Acting on the Report
Recommendations for Chapter 6
Recommendations
Annex 1
Commission members
Annex 2
Glossary of terms used
Annex 3
Questionnaire posted on the secure website
Annex 4
Individuals providing formal evidence to selected members of the Commission
Annex 5
Individuals providing evidence to full meetings of the Commission
Annex 6
Individuals providing evidence to subgroups of the Commission