Safeguarding news and statements

Read safeguarding news and statements from the National Safeguarding Team.
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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.

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    Bishop of Chichester statement following article in Brighton Argus

    03/02/2016

    NEWS / The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, has issued the following statement following an article published in the Brighton Argus Newspaper.

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    New Lead Bishop on Safeguarding

    25/01/2016

    NEWS / The Church of England has announced that the Rt Revd Peter Hancock, the Bishop of Bath and Wells, is to be the Church's new lead Bishop on Safeguarding.

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    Publication of pilot audits on safeguarding arrangements

    14/01/2016

    NEWS / The outcomes of four pilot independent audits into safeguarding arrangements in the Church of England have been published today.

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    Statement on Peter Ball letters released under FOI

    31/12/2015

    NEWS / Statement on Peter Ball letters released under FOI.

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    Response to Lord Justice Goddard announcement

    27/11/2015

    NEWS / Response to Lord Justice Goddard announcement.

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    Statement on the Rt. Revd George Bell, 1883 -1958

    22/10/2015

    NEWS / Statement on the Rt. Revd George Bell (1883 -1958).