Safeguarding news and views
In response to your article ‘CofE is ‘being used’ in campaign against Dean of Christ Church’ I would like to point out that the National Safeguarding Team has no view about, and is not involved in, the wider issues relating to the College and the Dean.
Victim Support has been awarded the contract to manage Safe Spaces, a joint Church of England/Church in Wales and Catholic Church in England and Wales (CCEW) project to provide a vital support service for survivors of church-related abuse.
The Domestic Abuse Bill returned to the Commons for its second reading this week, a reminder to think and act for those who during the COVID-19 restrictions are in lockdown with the very people who may cause them harm. The Bishop of of London, Sarah Mullally, highlights the issue in her latest blog .
Bishop Sarah is a member of the National Safeguarding Steering Group
NSSG April 2020 report.
Blog from new lead safeguarding bishop as he takes up the role.
A complaint under the Clergy Discipline Measure against the Dean of Lincoln, Christine Wilson, made by the national director of safeguarding has now been determined by the Bishop of Sheffield
The accounts of abuse shared at IICSA’s Child Migration hearing were harrowing and we commend the bravery of those former child migrants who came forward to share their experiences at the Inquiry.
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.