For parishes and wider reading for individual/group study

The list and links below contain resources that will help parishes, and anyone involved in Church life understand and promote good safeguarding. The list from Church House Publishing shows resources published by the Church of England.

Other books, peer reviewed articles and websites listed are published independently and contain the authors own views; some are recommended in the different safeguarding training modules as it is important everyone understands the challenges and criticisms facing the Church, and learns from them.


Church House publishing safeguarding resources

Safeguarding prayers and liturgural resources - for use in churches across the country, including Bible readings, prayers and suggested hymns. Published in 2018 by the Church of England’s Liturgical Commission.

Wider reading

Briefing paper on conversion therapy presented to House of Bishops (2024)

Graystone with foreword by Archbishop of York (2022), Falling Among Thieves, William Temple Foundation

Glasson & Johnson (2022), Writing the Wisdom, Creative writing as healing from childhood trauma
Sacristy Press

Graystone (2021), Bleeding for Jesus, John Smyth and the cult of the Iwerne camps
Darton, Longman & Todd

Gardner(2021), Sex, Power, Control: Responding to Abuse in the Institutional Church
Lutterworth Press

Merchant (2020), Broken by Fear, Anchored in Hope: Faithfulness in an age of anxiety
SPCK Publishing

Everhart (2020), The #MeToo Reckoning: Facing the Church's Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct
IVP Books

Fife, Janet and Gilo (2019), Letters to a Broken Church

Oakley & Humphries (2019), Escaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse. Creating Healthy Christian Cultures
SPCK Publishing

Harper and Wilson (2019), To Heal and Not to Hurt: A fresh approach to safeguarding in Church
Darton, Longman and Todd

Warren (2017) Role of leadership behaviours in safeguarding supervision: a literature review. Primary Healthcare, Vol 27 issue 10. 2017

Atkinson (2014), Struggling to Forgive: Moving on From Trauma
Monarch Books

Higgs M (2013) Change and its leadership: the role of positive emotions. In Linley PA, Harrington S, Garcea N(Eds) The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 67-80.

Smith S, Ladbury B, Morris-Thompson T et al (2012), Preparing Leaders for Safeguarding Children Nursing Times

Erooga M et al (2012),Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Steps to Prevent the Abuse of Children by Those Working with Them
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Glasson (2009), A Spirituality of Survival: Enabling a Response to Trauma and Abuse, Bloomsbury Academic

Atkinson (2006), Breaking the Chains of Abuse: A Practical Guide
Lion Books

Frankl, Viktor (2004) Man's Search for Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust, Rider.

House of Survivors - Stronger Informed, Stronger Together (2022)

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