Office for Healing and Prevention
It is the role and the responsibility of the Diocese of Worcester to implement the Policy of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. This was issued in 2005, and resissued in 2011.
It is the role and responsibility of the Office for Healing & Prevention to oversee the enforcement of the Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Minors, to offer outreach to victims and their families, and to offer the services of a Coordinator for Assistance to the Accused.
The objectives of the office include the following:
Provide prompt and effective response to allegations
Offer healing and reconciliation to survivors and their families
Create a safe environment for children and young people
Cooperate with civil authorities
Provide means of accountability for the future to ensure the problem is effectively resolved
2014 Audit: Parish Self Assessment Forms (click to open and download)