Safeguarding news and statements

Read safeguarding news and statements from the National Safeguarding Team.
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    Lord Carlile named as independent reviewer in George Bell case

    22/11/2016

    NEWS / Lord Carlile named as independent reviewer in George Bell case.

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    CofE welcomes appointment of new IICSA chair

    11/08/2016

    NEWS / CofE welcomes appointment of new IICSA chair.

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    Statement on Goddard Inquiry preliminary hearing

    27/07/2016

    NEWS / Statement on Goddard Inquiry preliminary hearing.

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    Statement on Kendall House review

    13/07/2016

    NEWS / Statement on Kendall House review from Bishop Paul Butler, lead bishop on safeguarding for the Church of England.

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    Good safeguarding integral to mission of Church

    30/06/2016

    NEWS / A resource to help local churches do some theological thinking around safeguarding has been published today by the Faith and Order Commission (FAOC), in response to a request by the lead bishop for safeguarding, the Rt Rev Paul Butler.

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    Independent review into handling of George Bell case

    28/06/2016

    NEWS / An independent review of the processes used in the George Bell case has been announced today in accordance with the House of Bishops guidance on all complex cases.

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    Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse – preliminary hearing

    16/03/2016

    NEWS / Following today's preliminary hearing held by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, chaired by Justice Goddard, the Church of England has issued the following statement.

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    Elliott Review findings

    15/03/2016

    NEWS / The Bishop of Crediton, Sarah Mullally, has today responded to, at the request of the survivor, the findings and recommendations of a report - the Elliott Review - into alleged sexual abuse committed by senior figures in the Church of England.

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    Dame Moira Gibb announced as Chair of independent review into Peter Ball case

    24/02/2016

    NEWS / The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced the appointment of Dame Moira Gibb to be chair of the independent review into the way the Church of England responded to the case of Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Gloucester, who was jailed last year for sex offences.

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    Statement from Bishop Paul Butler on George Bell

    08/02/2016

    NEWS / The Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, lead bishop on safeguarding has issued a statement today following various media comments on his recent contribution in the House of Lords regarding Bishop George Bell.