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Bogus complainant


The National Board has been advised by a number of Religious Orders and An Garda Siochana that there is currently a male bogus complainant in circulation seeking compensation for abuse.

We would remind you that all allegations should follow the procedures set out in the “Safeguarding Children” and be reported to the Gardai/PSNI, HSE/HSE in the first instance.


he NCMRG was established in the beginning of 2012 (on a pilot basis of 1 year) to ensure consistently high quality advice being available to key decision makers in the Church, when they are called upon to respond to safeguarding cases.

The advice focuses on the management of the investigation and assessment processes and may comment on the “fitness for ministry” of a respondent.

The panel is staffed by experienced people drawn from the areas of professional practice most relevant to the task.

It was agreed that this initiative would be evaluated after one year- see notification letter.


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