Safeguarding news and views

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

    Independent lessons learnt review into Bishop Whitsey case

    22/05/2019

    NEWS / His Hon David Pearl has been appointed by the National Safeguarding Team as chair of the independent lessons learnt review into the Whitsey case.

  2. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Statement on IICSA report from members of House of Bishops

    17/05/2019

    STATEMENT / IICSA response by members of the House of Bishops

  3. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Archbishop of Canterbury statement on Bishop of Lincoln

    16/05/2019

    STATEMENT / Bishop of Lincoln

  4. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    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

  5. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Response to BBC Panorama programme

    29/04/2019

    STATEMENT / Lead safeguarding Bishop responds to BBC Panorama programme.

  6. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    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'.

  7. First national Director of Safeguarding appointed

    10/04/2019

    NEWS / Children's Services Director appointed into new role

  8. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    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. 

  9. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    National Safeguarding Team statement on Bishop Bell

    24/01/2019

    STATEMENT / Statement issued by the National Safeguarding Team. 

  10. Statement from the Church of England.

    Statement following IICSA preliminary hearing

    15/01/2019

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