Nolan Report (Catholic Church)

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The Nolan Report is a report published in 2001 by Lord Nolan on the problem of clerical child abuse.[1]

In 2000, at the request of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, he investigated the issue of paedophile priests and child protection in the Catholic Church in England and Wales.[2]

As a result of this report, the Catholic Church in England and Wales formed an agency called COPCA (Catholic Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults) to centrally manage CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) applications.[3][4]

His Vice-Chairman on the committee was a fellow Old Amplefordian, Sir Swinton Thomas.[5]


  1. ^ Nolan Report: Child abuse checks are urged for all priests
  2. ^ Nolan Review - Final Report
  3. ^ Scottish Catholic Church Responds to Nolan Report
  4. ^ Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far Back?
  5. ^ Nolan will head Catholic review into child abuse