The ISC Launches its 2021 conference On Prevention post Pandemic

The International Safeguarding Conference (ISC) organising committee is happy to announce the 2021 conference Prevention post Pandemic.

In light of what has happened globally, this conference aims at creating the space for collaborative professional development and fruitful sharing about how to deal with the consequences the pandemic has had on safeguarding children, young people, and people at risk.

Safeguarding professionals and practitioners in the Church will have the opportunity to gain helpful insights from experts in the field, to share ideas and practices, as well as develop new projects to better deal with safeguarding issues in light of the new circumstances caused by the pandemic.

The conference will be a hybrid event with both online presentations (starting in May 2021) and a final event in Rome in July 2021 for those who can attend.

The Conference will be divided into 5 sessions. The inaugural session entitled Becoming a Trauma Informed Church: the Impact of the Pandemic on Children, Families and the Community was held this past May 18-19 and led by Judi Fairholm B.Sc.N., M.Ed. Starting yesterday (May 25) and continuing today, Stuart Allardyce will be leading the session focused on Preventing Online Sexual Offending Against Children.

The following sessions are scheduled as follows:

Session 3: June 1, 2021 Dr. Joe Tucci will present on Funding Safeguarding Post Pandemic

Session 4 : June 8, 2021 Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins FRCPsych, FRCPCH, FRCP hon will present on The Pandemic and People at High Risk

Final Session to be held in Rome : June 30- July 2, 2021 a hybrid (face to face and online) event is planned to be held at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Visit the Conference website to learn more about this initative.

Creating a Pathway toward Renewal: the Healing Garden

Creating a Pathway toward Renewal: the Healing Garden

“Knowing the issue of childhood abuse by clergy and its traumatic and long-lasting effects on victims, families and our larger Church has been divisive and torn people apart, here is a unique place where people have come together in the spirit of renewal…I feel if we can come together and share something in common, we have hope that our Church can be renewed. That is my dream.”

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