Safeguarding news and statements

Read safeguarding news and statements from the National Safeguarding Team.
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    Safeguarding training - an optional extra?

    22/05/2018

    COMMENT / Throughout the year churches across the country open their doors to people of all ages, for services, weekday clubs and vital community projects. The spotlight of IICSA and survivor voices have rightly put our safeguarding practices under the spotlight. We welcome many and we must welcome them safely. Like all organisations who work with children and young people safeguarding training is mandatory for those in certain roles. It is not an opt-in. 

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    IICSA interim report

    25/04/2018

    Publication of the interim report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA

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    IICSA: Archbishops pastoral letter and closing statements

    23/03/2018

    The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) concluded its first hearing into the Anglican Church in England and Wales today (focusing on the diocese of Chichester as a case study).

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    IICSA update

    09/03/2018

    NEWS / The schedule for the second week of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, looking at the Church of England, has been published.

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    Statement on Matthew Ineson case

    07/03/2018

    Due to a BBC report this week and comments on social media the National Safeguarding Team has issued a statement to clarify details of the case.

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    Opening statement in IICSA hearing

    05/03/2018

    NEWS / The first day of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) hearing into the Anglican Church in England and Wales - looking at the diocese of Chichester as a case study - heard opening statements from representatives of all the core participants.

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    Church of England statement on IICSA’s Child Migration Report

    01/03/2018

    A statement from the Church of England on IICSA’s Child Migration Report.

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    Safeguarding presentation at General Synod

    12/02/2018

    NEWS / The Bishop of Bath and Wells, Peter Hancock, the Church of England’s lead safeguarding bishop addressed February’s Synod on national developments and the Church’s preparation for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA.

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    Statement on Bishop George Bell case: Bishop Peter Hancock

    31/01/2018

    NEWS / Statement on Bishop George Bell case

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    Statement on Bishop George Bell case: National Safeguarding Team

    31/01/2018

    NEWS / Statement from National Safeguarding Team on Bishop Bell case