The Importance of Being Principled   As a professionally qualified and registered social worker in Northern Ireland, my practice is always subject to the scrutiny of my professional association, the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC). Anyone whom I professionally engage with, can raise an objection to my practice if they feel that […]

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  One of the difficulties that faith communities appear to suffer from, is in misunderstanding the absolute need to ensure that those who have sexually abused in the past, are not allowed to abuse again through not being removed and withdrawn from further contact with those that they have harmed previously. This is an issue […]

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  Keeping It Simple   I was struck recently by the content of an article carried by the Catholic News Service published on 24th July. The article was headed “Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says”. This is a subject that has interested me for some years and so I read the article […]

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