Sunday, 15 January 2012

Baroness Scotland quits the NCSC

The Times reported on Saturday that Baroness Scotland has resigned from her role as chair of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission. The Times says

Lady Scotland’s office at the House of Lords issued a statement saying: “Increasing pressures in other areas of her work have resulted in this decision. The baroness is encouraged by the continuing commitment of the Catholic Church and the members of the commission in their work to improve the safeguarding of children and adults at risk, and also the work with survivor organisations. She wishes the new chair every success.”
Given the recent scandals at Ealing and Downside, I can't help wondering whether this is merely a convenient pretext, and that the real reason is that she is fed up with the way that the Catholic Church is all talk and no action when it comes to safeguarding.

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