Safeguarding news and statements

Read safeguarding news and statements from the National Safeguarding Team.
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    Archbishop of Canterbury statement on Bishop of Lincoln

    16/05/2019

    STATEMENT / Bishop of Lincoln

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    Publication of IICSA report into Anglican Church 

    09/05/2019

    STATEMENT / The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA, has today published its report into the Anglican Church

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    Response to BBC Panorama programme

    29/04/2019

    STATEMENT / Lead safeguarding Bishop responds to BBC Panorama programme.

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    BBC Panorama

    26/04/2019

    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'.

  5. First national Director of Safeguarding appointed

    10/04/2019

    NEWS / Children's Services Director appointed into new role

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    The Church of England welcomes the final SCIE overview report

    04/04/2019

    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. 

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    National Safeguarding Team statement on Bishop Bell

    24/01/2019

    STATEMENT / Statement issued by the National Safeguarding Team. 

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    Statement following IICSA preliminary hearing

    15/01/2019

    STATEMENT / Bishop Peter Hancock, lead safeguarding bishop for the Church of England said:

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    New guidance on reporting serious incidents, approved by the Charity Commission

    02/01/2019

    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.

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    Statement on structure of National Safeguarding Team

    05/12/2018

    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.