The Redress Blog is a blog for survivors and victims to express in their own words what "redress" means to them and to share their hopes for the National Redress Scheme. It is also a blog for Church officers and staff to provide regular updates on the progress the Church is making towards developing the Scheme.

You can find the latest blog posts below.

If you need access to support, please contact the Safe Spaces helpline by calling 0300 303 1056 or by visiting this Church of England webpage, where external support services are listed, including listening, advice, and counselling services.

  1. Judas receiving thirty pieces of silver for betraying Jesus, by János Pentelei Molnár, 1909

    Beyond Dirty Money: A survivor’s perspective on redress


    As we progress through Lent and into Holy Week a survivor of Church-related abuse parallels the Biblical betrayal of Jesus with the fight for just redress within the Church. The anonymous author is a member of the Redress Survivor Working Group which is contributing to the design of the Scheme. 

    6 min read
  2. A senior couple walk hand in hand down a quiet urban street

    My abuse fuels my determination to create a survivor-centred Redress Scheme


    A survivor explains how their experience of Church-related abuse, and the traumatising legal process that followed, is making them more determined than ever to help the Church design a National Redress Scheme that “prioritises the needs of survivors."

    3 min read
  3. Bishop Jo Grenfell

    Redress is about more than just money


    In November 2023, General Synod members gave first consideration and overwhelming support to the draft Abuse Redress Measure. In this Redress Blog, the lead bishop for safeguarding, argues that redress is about more than money, and that the Church should continue to take responsibility for preventing, addressing, and repenting of the harm that can be done in its communities.

    6 min read
  4. Bishop at synod truro

    Reflections from General Synod: The power of dialogue


    The Chair of the Redress Project Board reflects on the power of face-to-face dialogue and its ability to bridge gaps and aid understanding, prompted by a moving Synod event at which three survivors shared their hopes for the National Redress Scheme.

    4 min read
  5. Bishop at synod truro

    To survivors of Church-related abuse


    In this blog, the Chair of the Redress Project Board shares his passion for the project and his commitment to delivering a National Redress Scheme that is "compassionate, fair, and transparent" for all. 


    4 min read
  6. a woman with her back to camera walking down a gravel path looks across a meadow towards the trees beyond

    What redress means to me


    In this blog post, a member of the Redress Survivor Working Group reflects on what it would mean to them and their life to receive redress from the Church.

    4 min read
  7. Members voting during a session at the London General Synod, February 2023

    Why legislation is an unavoidable reality


    In this blog post, the Chair of the Redress Project Board explains why the legislative process is needed and what people can expect from the draft Measure being brought to General Synod in November for "first consideration". 

    4 min read

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