Vatican’s child protection commission invites public feedback on safeguarding principles / Catholic News Agency

‘The function of these principles,” the commission (Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors) said, “is to promote protection from abuse in the Church according to existing good practices in safeguarding, with a focus on assisting people impacted by abuse and the importance of dealing appropriately with instances of abuse.’

By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency

“The Vatican’s child protection commission is inviting the public to provide feedback on Church safeguarding principles for the creation of updated diocesan guidelines.

“Anyone can participate in an online survey, which is available in four languages, including English and Spanish.

“The responses will be used to formulate an updated Universal Guidelines Framework (UFG), the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors said last week.

“The final version of the UFG will be approved at the end of 2023 and distributed to Catholic dioceses and territories around the world with the request to update their current safeguarding guidelines according to the local culture.”

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