The Conference of Religious (COR) is the association established for the benefit of the major religious superiors of England and Wales and represents religious leaders by uniting them in collaborative initiatives.
It may seem like April, but it is in fact July and “holiday” time – and we hope you’re all enjoying some well-deserved R&R, if not sunshine.
Although it’s known as the “silly season” in the media, as there is nothing new, we have a great deal of new information in the newsletter this month, as well as some repeats. There are a surprising amount of events in August this year, and several meetings to look forward to in October. We particularly look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our GM on the 17th October; Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP is always a big draw, and this meeting is not restricted to Leaders.
The Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS) has been established to be responsible for driving and supporting improvements in practice. Its primary role is one of co-ordination, advice and support in respect of the wider job of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission was formed in July 2008 following the acceptance, by the Bishops Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) and the Conference of Religious of England and Wales (CoR), of the recommendations in the Cumberlege Commission Report “Safeguarding with Confidence” (July 2007)
The NCSC is ‘expected to demonstrate strong, open and accountable leadership in setting the strategic direction of the Church’s safeguarding policy and in monitoring compliance.’
Religious Safeguarding Seminar 23 March 2017 Presentations:
27 June 2017 - London 30 October 2017 - Salford
National Office for Vocation
The National Office for Vocation is an Office of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. The inspiration for the creation of the Office came from the Church document of 1997 entitled ‘New Vocations for a New Europe, (In Verbo Tuo.)’ This offers a vision of the Church as a community of the called whose task is to call others.