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1 Case Management Training 7 th March 2013

2 Case Management Training Welcome Ian Elliott

3 Case Management Training Prayer Sister Colette Stevenson

4 Case Management Training Programme

5 Case Management Training The structure for the day will follow the flowchart provided to each of you to help you understand the case management process as a whole

6 Case Management Training Teresa Devlin- 10:25- 10:45 Bishop John Fleming- 10:45- 11:15 Teresa Devlin- 12:00- 12:30 Father Brendan Coffey- 13:30- 14:00

7 Case Management Training Key times: – Coffee Break at 11:15 while completing group work – Lunch 12:30 – Finish at 16:00

8 Case Management Training Understanding Terminology Niall Moore

9 Case Management Training Preliminary Investigation the initial inquiry by which a diocesan bishop or ordinary determines whether an alleged delict such as sexual abuse of a minor has a semblance of truth. Once that low threshold is met, the case should be referred to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith where the next stage in the process is determined.

10 Case Management Training Semblance of Truth Evidence which at face value corroborates the accusation

11 Case Management Training Votum an authoritative opinion; in forwarding a case to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith a bishop or religious superior offers his (or her) authoritative opinion on the matter addressed in the particular case.

12 Case Management Training Case Management Plan a formal, written supervision program for a cleric who has been determined to have sexually abused a minor.

13 Case Management Training Decree A singular decree is an administrative act issued by a Bishop or Provincial in which a decision is given or a provision is made under a case according to the norms of law.

14 Case Management Training Precept A singular precept is a decree which directly and legitimately enjoins a specific person or persons to do or omit something, especially in order to urge the observance of law

15 Case Management Training The Process of Investigation and Inquiries Teresa Devlin

16 Information concerning risk to a child or young person emerges DIOCESAN / CONGREGATIONAL DESIGNATED PERSSON BISHOP / CONGREGATIONAL LEADER/NBSCCC CIVIL AUTHORITIES Gardai, HSE, PSNI, HSCE Emergency Option Step 1: Reporting Procedures

17 Step 1: Sources of Concern

18 All allegations/concerns about the abuse of a child MUST be reported to the Statutory Authorities  Information shared must be given to the designated person for his/her action  Designated Person will inform receiver of information that the allegation has been passed to the Statutory Authorities Step 2: Reporting Arrangements

19 Step 2: Role of the Civil Authorities An Garda/PSNI  To investigate  To establish if a crime has been committed HSE/HSC  To assess risk to children  To put in place protection arrangements for children

20 Informed respondent that an allegation has been received Elicit Response Advise of right to access civil and canon law advice Appoint Adviser Step 2: Role of Bishop/Provincial

21  Appoint Support Person  Appoint Adviser  Set up Advisory Panel Step 2: Responsibility of the Church

22  To liaise with support person, to keep complainant informed  To liaise with advisor, to keep respondent informed  Co-ordinate Church activities  Record all information in case file Step 2: Role of Designated Person

23 Step 2: Precept and Leave from Ministry  Semblance of Truth to allegation  Criminal Inquiry

24 Step 2:Preliminary Investigation Information received about a concern  Semblance of Truth?  Respondent informed  Right to reply, and access to legal advice  Referral to Statutory Authorities  Church process halted pending outcome of Statutory Investigations

25 Case Management Training What are a decrees, Initial Risk Assessments and Precepts Bishop John Fleming

26 Case Management Training Group Work

27 Case Management Training From the information you have in front of you as a group you need to : 1.Establish a time line of events 2.Write a precept 3.Advise Bishop/Provincial what to do next

28 Case Management Training Process of Investigations; Civil and Church Teresa Devlin

29 Following completion of statutory investigation, Church Inquiry can be initiated  See Standards & Guidance pp. 87–88 Step 6: Preliminary Inquiry Restarted

30 Canon Law confers all necessary powers to take measures in promoting and ensuring the safety and welfare of children who receive pastoral care from Church personnel Step 6: Preliminary Inquiry Restarted

31 Ordinary appoints a canon lawyer/social worker to conduct Preliminary Inquiry this will take into account:  Information from complainant  Response of respondent  Corroborating evidence  Historical information Step 7: Inquiry Conducted

32 Step 8: Inquiry Complete Report on findings to Ordinary Advisory Panel Consulted Concluded and CDF informed in one of three ways

33 CDF have a number of options open to them:  Penal Process  Restrictions  Laicisation  Restore Good Name Step 9: CDF Informed

34 Case Management Training Lunch

35 Case Management Training Understanding Case Management Plans (Step 10) Father Brendan Coffey

36 What are case management plans? How to draw one up? Who to consult? What should it contain?

37 Glenstal Abbey Unusual location  Boarding School for boys  Retreat House  Day visitors and pilgrims  Adult Education  Visiting school groups  Summer school activities


39 How we drew up the plan  It needs to be place specific  It needs to be person specific  It needs to consider risk  It needs to be realistic  It needs to be compliant with best practice  It needs to be very clear

40 Who we consulted  Our own delegates for Child Protection  The NBSCCC  The HSE Child Care Manager  The Gardaí (if they are involved in the case)

41 What went into our plan  Preamble: the monastic community will meet the needs of the brother in question including providing a place for him to live and the brother in turn will abide by the terms of the plan and the Child Protection Policies and Procedures of the Abbey.

42  The monk may not enter the school buildings or any part of the grounds used by the school  The monk may not receive phone calls from minors  The monk will follow the monastic regime  The monk is free to move about the monastic enclosure and private parts of the grounds  He will arrange any visitors in advance with superiors  He must be accompanied if he leaves the monastery

43  He will not attempt to contact any person who has made a complaint against him  He will not ask a third party to contact any person who has made a complaint against him  He will not visit the retreat centre  The abbot reserves the right to examine his computer at any time  He may wear the habit in the monastery but not when he goes out  (If a priest) He may celebrate Mass in the private oratory

44  He may attend community Mass in the church but not concelebrate  The contract is reviewed every year  The abbot reserves the right to verify any medical appointments

45 Sanctions  The abbot’s council – The Seniorate – decides if the agreed plan has been adhered to or not Sanctions include:  Removal of privileges around visits  Removal of right of residency  For a serious breach a process of expulsion from the order

46 Yearly Review  The seniorate review the plan annually  The monk is invited to make a submission and even suggest changes to the plan

47 Our recent review  Several changes were requested  The seniorate considered the requests  These were sent to NCMRG in Maynooth  NCMRG met and considered the requests  Written advice was forwarded to Glenstal  The proposed changes were notified to the Gardaí & HSE for their approval  Revised management plan

48 Revised plan – three changes  The monk may leave the monastery unaccompanied when returning the same day  He may attend monastic community functions in the school buildings  He may visit guests of his resident in the Retreat Centre if no minors are in residence

49 Case Management Training Group Work

50 Case Management Training From the update you have received and based on the information you had from session 1 : 1.Decide what other steps need to be taken 2.Write a case management plan

51 Case Management Training Feedback

52 Case Management Training Panel Discussion

53 Case Management Training Evaluation

54 Case Management Training Close

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