Official Statement on Child Protection
Dear Maharajas and Prabhus,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Attached please find a statement from the GBC Executive Committee and the Communications Ministry regarding Child Protection. Please read it carefully and circulate it to the temples and leaders in your respective areas.
A lengthy video was released on U-Tube recently that presents a negative, unbalanced, and biased view of the work of the international Child Protection Office (CPO) and questions the integrity of ISKCON leadership and our global commitment to prevent child abuse and protect our children.
The attached statement clarifies and reaffirms the positive work of the CPO, while addressing the need for increased action in certain areas. Most importantly, it reminds us of our ongoing and collective duty to prioritize child protection in all our communities.
Feel free to quote from it and refer to is as necessary.
On behalf of the GBC Executive Committee,
Minister of Communications
Child_Protection_Statement_2016_June_4 (click on the link to open the document)