Union Statement on Historic Abuse in Belvedere
The Union expresses its full support to any past pupil of Belvedere College (or elsewhere) who has been affected in any way by the actions of Joseph Marmion SJ. The Union deeply regrets that Past Pupils in the College were not protected from this abuse at the time and we encourage anyone who has been affected by any such abuse to seek the appropriate advice and assistance.
The Union respects those who have spoken out and we acknowledge that they have done so in order to help others. We welcome the fact that the survivors of abuse can now be heard, and their voices need to be listened to.
While the Union does not have the necessary expertise to offer professional assistance to those affected, we are committed to ensure that those affected continue to get support and we welcome any suggestions any Belvederians may have as to how we might fulfil this commitment.
As fellow past pupils of Belvedere College we stand with our schoolmates and friends who have suffered any such abuse.
The following are details of support services with expertise in providing services to those who have suffered abuse;
Furthermore, if you wish to make a formal complaint about any abuse you can contact Tusla on https://www.tusla.ie/services/child-protection-welfare/concerns/
or you may contact the Gardaí.