Safeguarding news and statements
STATEMENT / Bishop of Lincoln
STATEMENT / The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA, has today published its report into the Anglican Church
STATEMENT / Lead safeguarding Bishop responds to BBC Panorama programme.
STATEMENT / BBC Panorama this Monday (April 29) will feature interviews with survivors of church-related abuse in a programme entitled 'Scandal in the Church of England'.
NEWS / Children's Services Director appointed into new role
The Church of England welcomes the final SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) overview report, published today, which details the learning from the 42 independent diocesan safeguarding audits and findings on improving responses to survivors of abuse.
STATEMENT / Statement issued by the National Safeguarding Team.
STATEMENT / Bishop Peter Hancock, lead safeguarding bishop for the Church of England said:
The Church of England has published today new House of Bishops’ guidance on reporting safeguarding and other Serious Incidents to the Charity Commission. This is the first time the Church of England has produced Charity Commission approved guidance.
Following the establishment of the National Safeguarding Team in 2015 - replacing a 0.5 national post - the Archbishops' Council has recently reviewed its structure and after consultation will be advertising for a Director of Safeguarding.