Safeguarding news and statements

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

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    Statement on the sentencing of Peter Ball

    07/10/2015

    NEWS / Statement on the sentencing of Peter Ball.

  3. Archbishop Commissions Independent Review of Peter Ball Case

    05/10/2015

    NEWS / Archbishop Commissions Independent Review of Peter Ball Case

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    Statement on conviction of Bishop Peter Ball

    08/09/2015

    NEWS / Statement from the Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, lead bishop on safeguarding.

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    Statement on Enoch Powell

    30/03/2015

    NEWS / In June 2014 one of the Church of England's safeguarding advisers contacted the Police with information concerning individuals against whom allegations had been made to a priest in the 1980s.

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    Church of England announces new full-time National Safeguarding Adviser

    17/11/2014

    NEWS / The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham today announced the appointment of a new full-time National Safeguarding Adviser for the Church of England.

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    Statement on "Safe Space" Proposal

    11/08/2014

    NEWS / In May of this year the Rt. Revd. Paul Butler, the Bishop of Durham, who is the lead Church of England Bishop for safeguarding, initiated some early-stage work with an external safeguarding consultant to develop plans for a 'Safe Space' for reconciliation for survivors of abuse.

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    Statement from Bishop of Durham on Government announcement on child abuse inquiries

    08/07/2014

    NEWS / The Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, Chair of the Churches National safeguarding committee, made the following comments to the Press Association in response to Home Secretary Theresa May's announcement yesterday that there will be two inquiries into alleged child abuse and cover up in Westminster in the 1970s and 80s. 

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    Bishop Peter Ball to be prosecuted

    27/03/2014

    NEWS / Bishop Peter Ball to be prosecuted.

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    Synod votes to bring forward draft safeguarding legislation

    12/02/2014

    NEWS / Synod voted today that proposals for draft legislation to enable the Church of England to deal more effectively with safeguarding issues be brought forward.