Safeguarding news and views

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

    Church Times letter - Christ Church, Oxford


    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.

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    Charity, Victim Support, to run Safe Spaces service for survivors of abuse


    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.

  3. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Safeguarding data 2018


    Safeguarding data has been published today taken from annual safeguarding returns, collected by dioceses in 2018 and sent to the National Safeguarding Team. It also contains comparison on data collected over the three previous years 2015-17.

  4. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.



    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 

  5. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    John Smyth review – timing of publication


    The Learning Lessons Review, commissioned by the Church of England, into its handling of the allegations of abuse committed by the late John Smyth continues to be delivered according to the terms of reference.

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    NSSG April 2020 report


    NSSG April 2020 report.

  7. Safeguarding blog from the Church of England.

    Blog from Lead Safeguarding Bishop


    Blog from new lead safeguarding bishop as he takes up the role.

  8. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Dean of Lincoln update


    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

  9. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    IICSA Child Migration update


    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.

  10. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Overwhelming support for Synod safeguarding motion


    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.