Safeguarding news and views

Read safeguarding news and views from the National Safeguarding Team.
  1. Headshot Bishop Viv Faull

    Bishop of Bristol to take up national safeguarding role

    29/07/2020

    The Bishop of Bristol, Bishop Viv Faull has been appointed a deputy lead bishop for safeguarding, with a focus on liaison with diocesan bishops on behalf of the National Safeguarding Steering Group (NSSG) and with the wider Anglican Communion, and to speak on safeguarding in the House of Lords.

  2. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Statement on Smyth case

    27/07/2020

    The Church of England's statement on the Smyth case.

  3. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Statement on Christ Church, Oxford

    23/07/2020

    The lead bishop for safeguarding, Jonathan Gibbs, has previously written a letter stating that the National Safeguarding Team (NST) has no view about, and is not involved in, the wider issues relating to the College and the Dean at Christ Church, Oxford and this remains the case.

  4. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    National Safeguarding Steering Group July 2020

    09/07/2020

    The House of Bishops National Safeguarding Steering met via Zoom at the beginning of July. 

  5. Scattered tealight candles on wooden surface

    Bishop Stephen Cottrell: safeguarding statements

    29/06/2020

    Statements from Bishop Stephen, Archbishop Justin and the National Safeguarding Team.

  6. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Church Times letter - Christ Church, Oxford

    26/06/2020

    In response to your article ‘CofE is ‘being used’ in campaign against Dean of Christ Church’ I would like to point out that the National Safeguarding Team has no view about, and is not involved in, the wider issues relating to the College and the Dean.

  7. A candle being lit.

    Charity, Victim Support, to run Safe Spaces service for survivors of abuse

    11/06/2020

    Victim Support has been awarded the contract to manage Safe Spaces, a joint Church of England/Church in Wales and Catholic Church in England and Wales (CCEW) project to provide a vital support service for survivors of church-related abuse.

  8. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Safeguarding data 2018

    02/06/2020

    Safeguarding data has been published today taken from annual safeguarding returns, collected by dioceses in 2018 and sent to the National Safeguarding Team. It also contains comparison on data collected over the three previous years 2015-17.

  9. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    #yourarenotalone

    01/05/2020

    The Domestic Abuse Bill returned to the Commons for its second reading this week, a reminder to think and act for those who during the COVID-19 restrictions are in lockdown with the very people who may cause them harm.  The Bishop of of London, Sarah Mullally, highlights the issue in her latest blog .  

    Bishop Sarah is a member of the National Safeguarding Steering Group 

  10. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    John Smyth review – timing of publication

    28/04/2020

    The Learning Lessons Review, commissioned by the Church of England, into its handling of the allegations of abuse committed by the late John Smyth continues to be delivered according to the terms of reference.