Safeguarding news and views

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

    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.

  2. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    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.

  3. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    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.

  4. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    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.

  5. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    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.

  6. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    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.

  7. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    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.

  8. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    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.

  9. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    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.

  10. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Statement on Peter Ball letters released under FOI

    31/12/2015

    NEWS / Statement on Peter Ball letters released under FOI.