Safeguarding news and views

Read safeguarding news and views from the National Safeguarding Team.
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    Safe Spaces launches to offer support to survivors

    29/09/2020

    A new service providing vital support for survivors of church-related abuse has become operational.

  2. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Unanimous support from Archbishops’ Council on safeguarding proposals

    25/09/2020

    The Archbishops’ Council, at its meeting on Wednesday (Sept 23), voted unanimously for safeguarding proposals to offer both immediate practical support to survivors of abuse and also to strengthen independence in the Church’s safeguarding work.

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    House of Bishops - National Safeguarding Steering Group

    18/09/2020

    Short Summary of September 2020 meeting

  4. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Statement on Christ Church, Oxford

    08/09/2020

    Bishop of Huddersfield, Jonathan Gibbs, the Church of England’s lead safeguarding bishop said: “An independent investigation into allegations that the Dean, Martyn Percy, failed to fulfil his safeguarding responsibilities has concluded the Dean acted entirely appropriately in each case.

  5. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Charity Commission complaint – message from Lead Safeguarding Bishop, Jonathan Gibbs

    11/08/2020

    We have been made aware of a complaint to the Charity Commission and of course will cooperate fully with any future process, because we are absolutely committed to the importance of safeguarding throughout the life of the Church of England.

  6. 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.

  7. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Statement on Smyth case

    27/07/2020

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

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    Bishop Stephen Cottrell: safeguarding statements

    29/06/2020

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