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Elliott Report

In October 2019, the Bishops commissioned an independent review of the Catholic Church’s Safeguarding Structures and Arrangements in England and Wales.

Ian Elliott is Independent Chair of the Review. Published on 20 November 2020, the final report and recommendations, therefore, are sometimes referred to as the ‘Elliott Report’. Mr Elliott is an experienced safeguarding professional who has worked across the world in this area.

The bishops, having formerly accepted the recommendations laid out in the IICSA Report, that was published shortly before on 10 November 2020, have also accepted the final proposals and recommendations of the Elliott Report in order to shape the safeguarding provision in the Catholic Church.

The Executive Summary is available to download here

The full Report of the Independent Safeguarding Review is available to download here

The Bishops' Statement on Safeguarding is available here