Safeguarding news & statements

Read safeguarding news and statements from the National Safeguarding Team.
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    Report into handling of Past Cases Review

    22/06/2018

    NEWS / The independent report into the Church's handling of its 2007-9 Past Cases Review, PCR, has been published today

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    IICSA announces further details into the Peter Ball hearing

    06/06/2018

    NEWS / IICSA has announced today further details into the Peter Ball hearing to be held July 23-27 2018.

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    Improving our response to survivors of abuse and those at risk of harm

    05/06/2018

    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.

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    Towards a Safer Church: Liturgical Resources

    31/05/2018

    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

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    Safeguarding training - an optional extra?

    22/05/2018

    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. 

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    IICSA interim report

    25/04/2018

    Publication of the interim report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA

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    IICSA: Archbishops pastoral letter and closing statements

    23/03/2018

    The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) concluded its first hearing into the Anglican Church in England and Wales today (focusing on the diocese of Chichester as a case study).

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    IICSA update

    09/03/2018

    NEWS / The schedule for the second week of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, looking at the Church of England, has been published.

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    Statement on Matthew Ineson case

    07/03/2018

    Due to a BBC report this week and comments on social media the National Safeguarding Team has issued a statement to clarify details of the case.

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    Opening statement in IICSA hearing

    05/03/2018

    NEWS / The first day of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) hearing into the Anglican Church in England and Wales - looking at the diocese of Chichester as a case study - heard opening statements from representatives of all the core participants.