Safeguarding news and views

Read safeguarding news and views from the National Safeguarding Team.
  1. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Overwhelming support for Synod safeguarding motion

    12/02/2020

    General Synod voted unanimously today to endorse the Church’s response to the five recommendations from IICSA and urged its national safeguarding steering group to work towards a more fully survivor-centred approach to safeguarding, including arrangements for redress for survivors.

  2. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    New Lead Safeguarding Bishop and Deputy Announced

    05/02/2020

    The Bishop of Huddersfield, Jonathan Gibbs has been announced as the Church of England’s new lead safeguarding bishop, taking over from Bishop Peter Hancock, the Bishop of Bath and Wells who leaves the role at the end of February. 

  3. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Survivor voices vital to Past Cases Review 2

    27/01/2020

    Work is underway in all 42 dioceses on the Church of England's Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2) with a key focus on listening to survivors who want to come forward. The Church was criticised for not including their voices in the original PCR 2007/8 as shown in an independent scrutiny report, published in 2018.

  4. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    National Safeguarding Panel Appoints New Members

    21/01/2020

    The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel has appointed two new members. The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel has appointed two new members. 

  5. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Response to BBC 2 documentary on Peter Ball

    14/01/2020

    A statement from Bishop Peter Hancock, Church of England lead safeguarding bishop:

  6. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    BBC2 documentary on Peter Ball

    07/01/2020

    The BBC has confirmed it is screening a documentary on the Peter Ball case.

  7. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Update on Safe Spaces following media report

    21/12/2019

    Safe Spaces is planned as a vital support service for survivors of church-related abuse across the Church of England and the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

  8. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Review of Trevor Devamanikkam case

    22/11/2019

    NEWS / Safeguarding consultant Jane Humphreys has been appointed as the independent reviewer into the Church of England’s handling of the allegations relating to the late Revd Trevor Devamanikkam.

  9. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Safeguarding Sunday Oct 13

    01/10/2019

    NEWS / Bishop Peter Hancock, the Church of England’s lead safeguarding bishop on Safeguarding Sunday

  10. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Independent review into Smyth case

    13/08/2019

    NEWS / Details of the independent review into the Church of England’s handling of allegations against the late John Smyth QC have been published today.