The Church is considering plans to establish a redress scheme for people who have suffered sexual abuse as a child in the Catholic Church.

It is understood, according to details published by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse that the English Benedictine Congregation (EBC), have discussed the project and whether the scheme would extend to the whole of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

Guidelines are also being drawn up on now to deal with sexual abuse claims brought against the Catholic Church, by the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS) and the Catholic Insurance Services.

A spokesman from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales confirmed that a redress scheme is “in its very early stages and is being considered by the CSAS… it is work in progress.”

Jordans Solicitors represent clients who have suffered abuse whilst being involved in religious organisations.

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