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May 23, 2024

Safeguarding messages are heard in East Anglia

Trustees and senior Diocese of East Anglia clergy have received governance and safeguarding training from the CEO of the Catholic Safeguarding Agency (CSSA) and the MD […]
March 6, 2024

Safeguarding event hears from online safety experts

This year’s annual Diocese of East Anglia safeguarding event saw Parish Safeguarding Representatives and other delegates from across the diocese gather at Wymondham to share experiences; […]
February 14, 2024

East Anglia clergy learn about keeping parishes safe

Priests and deacons working in the Diocese of East Anglia are attending Safeguarding training events this February. Rebecca Bretherton, the Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator, said: “This year […]
February 6, 2024

CSSA audit backs safeguarding services in East Anglia

The Diocese of East Anglia has been awarded a judgment of Comprehensive Assurance by the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) in an audit of its safeguarding […]
August 29, 2023

Mick speaks on safeguarding to probation conference

Diocese of East Anglia Safeguarding Coordinator, Mick Thurley, recently spoke to over 150 criminal justice delegates on the subject of Safeguarding within the Catholic Church at […]
March 8, 2023

Priest’s clerical status to be removed following jail sentence for child abuse

Fr Dennis Finbow, a retired priest of the Diocese of East Anglia, has today (March 8) been sentenced to six-and-a-half-years in jail for  three historic (non-recent) […]
March 7, 2023

Forgiveness is not enough in abuse cases says Pope

Forgiveness is not enough in cases of abuse committed by members of the Church says Pope Francis in his March Pope Video – action must also […]
December 3, 2022

New provider for Safe Spaces support service

The appointment of a new independent provider for a national support service for the victims and survivors of church-related abuse has been welcomed in the Diocese […]
October 20, 2022

Catholic Council welcomes IICSA final report

Today, the Panel of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published its final report after seven years of work. The Catholic Council welcomes this […]
October 6, 2022

Conference explores signs of healthy Christian culture

Replenished Life was the theme as 35 delegates from across East Anglia met in Newmarket for the annual Safeguarding Conference in September.   Simon and Caroline […]
September 13, 2022

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility says Bishop

  Bishop Alan Hopes, has recorded a short video message about the importance placed on safeguarding within the Diocese of East Anglia. “The Diocese firmly believes […]
June 28, 2022

Safeguarding training for all diocesan clergy

This summer has seen all the priests and deacons working in the Diocese of East Anglia attending sessions to continue their on-going safeguarding training. At the […]
May 13, 2022

Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse

Tuesday May 17 marks the Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse. This is observed on the Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter […]
March 16, 2022

Safeguarding training attracts over 130 online

Over 130 people working with children and young people in the Diocese of East Anglia joined two Zoom events recently to learn about the Catholic Church’s […]
February 17, 2022

Statement regarding Fr Dennis Finbow

Fr Dennis Finbow, a retired priest of the Diocese of East Anglia, was recently charged by officers from Cambridgeshire Police, with five non-recent child sexual abuse […]