It is important that there is fair procedure with regard to the management and investigation of allegations.
A proper balance should be struck between protecting children/young people and respecting the rights of respondents. Where there is a conflict, the child/young person’s welfare must come first. The Dominican Order employ different processes regarding the management of the respondent, depending on the stage the case is at. Care is an important element at every stage as people who have received an allegation against them are recognised as being vulnerable.