Statement on Bishop George Bell case: National Safeguarding Team


"The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Team has received fresh information concerning Bishop George Bell.  Sussex Police have been informed and we will work collaboratively with them. This new information was received following the publication of the Carlile Review, and is now being considered through the Core Group and in accordance with Lord Carlile’s recommendations. The Core Group is now in the process of commissioning an independent  investigation in respect of these latest developments.  As this is a confidential matter we will not be able to say any more about this until inquiries have concluded."