We are delighted to welcome Danny Sullivan as a panel speaker for our House of Commons debate, “Religious Power: Risk and Regulation,” which will be looking at child abuse within a faith setting.
Danny is the Chair of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission for England and Wales. This independent Commission was set up by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales following the review into safeguarding in the Catholic Church in 2007 by Baroness Cumberlege.
Danny has worked in the education and justice sectors. He was Director of Education for the Diocese of Oxford under Bishop Richard Harries. He worked as a senior civil servant with the Magistrates and Crown Courts in London for five years up until his retirement in 2008. Following his retirement he led a project for the Foreign Office and Ministry of Justice in Algeria initiating and developing judicial collaboration between the two countries.
Danny is also a retired Hampshire magistrate having sat in the criminal and family courts.
He most recently accompanied two survivors of clerical abuse in England to the meeting in the Vatican with Pope Francis.