Safeguarding news & statements
NEWS / Response to reports of the death of John Smyth from the Bishop of Bath and Wells, Peter Hancock, the Church of England's lead safeguarding bishop.
A transcript of the oral closing submission from the Archbishops' Council for the Peter Ball case study as part if the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) on 27 July 2018.
NEWS / Read the opening statement on behalf of the Archbishops’ Council as part of the IICSA hearing into Peter Ball.
NEWS / General Synod today voted to endorse key priorities for action on safeguarding, focusing on themes which came out of the first set of hearings, in March, by IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) into the ‘Anglican Church’.
NEWS / The independent report into the Church's handling of its 2007-9 Past Cases Review, PCR, has been published today
NEWS / IICSA has announced today further details into the Peter Ball hearing to be held July 23-27 2018.
The National Safeguarding Team has commissioned the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to help improve how the Church treats people who have been abused or are at risk of harm.
NEWS / Safeguarding resources, for use in churches across the country, including Bible readings, prayers and suggested hymns, chosen in consultation with survivors, have been published today
COMMENT / Throughout the year churches across the country open their doors to people of all ages, for services, weekday clubs and vital community projects. The spotlight of IICSA and survivor voices have rightly put our safeguarding practices under the spotlight. We welcome many and we must welcome them safely. Like all organisations who work with children and young people safeguarding training is mandatory for those in certain roles. It is not an opt-in.
Publication of the interim report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA