The Learning Circle: Linking Experience to Improvement   The ability of individuals and organisations to learn from experience is essential if they are seeking to achieve continuous improvement in their practice. This simple truth is one that many in the field of child safeguarding appear reluctant to accept. When a tragedy occurs, inquiries frequently reveal […]

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I was never a “Boy Scout”. However, I was always taken by their motto which is, I believe, “Be Prepared”. This always struck me as being eminently sensible advice and particularly so when you were facing some challenging event in life. It is with that thought in mind that I am sharing with you some […]

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The perceived failure to protect vulnerable children within the Irish Catholic Church has been very damaging to the institution’s reputation and standing in society. It is even more disturbing to note that it is not a new phenomenon but one that has persisted for many years. There have been numerous crises and some public inquiries […]

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