Mandate of Clergy Sexual Abuse Core Working Group:

The mandate of the Core Working Group, with direct input from victims, is to have an open transparent and accountable process to discern the overall direction of the archdiocesan response to the legacy of clergy sexual abuse and actions to prevent further abuse from occurring. The Core Working Group will work in the drafting, implementation and oversight of the Clergy Sexual Abuse (CSA) Policy, and will review this policy on a semi-annual basis with the possibility of updating it. They will also review other policies which relate to clergy sexual abuse and its prevention. The Core Working Group will oversee education and formation initiatives on accompaniment of victims, on the life-long consequences of clergy sexual abuse, on current policies addressing CSA and its prevention, on ways to recognize potentially abusive behaviour.


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