Safeguarding news and releases

Read safeguarding news and views from the National Safeguarding Team.
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    Summary of November NSSG meeting

    16/11/2021

    Notes from the November meeting of the National Safeguarding Steering Group 

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    Interim support scheme terms of reference published

    09/11/2021

    The Church of England’s interim support scheme has just marked its first anniversary and is part of the Church’s recognition that harm has been caused by both that abuse itself, and the Church’s responses to survivors.

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    Chair and survivor advocate appointed to Church of England’s Independent Safeguarding Board

    30/09/2021

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have welcomed two key appointments to the new Independent Safeguarding Board.

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    Vital support service anniversary

    29/09/2021

    Safe Spaces, the independent support service for survivors of Church-related abuse, run by the charity Victim Support, marks its first anniversary this week. 

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    National Safeguarding Steering Group September 2021

    22/09/2021

    Summary of September meeting 

    It was announced that the Bishop of Truro, Philip Mountstephen, is joining the NSSG and will take on the role as Chair of the Redress Scheme Project Board. It was noted that the extensive programme of work in safeguarding will need additional new episcopal members. The Terms of Reference of the group also need to be reviewed to ensure that they are fit for purpose in the context of the implementation of the Independent Safeguarding Board.

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    Child protection in religious organisations and settings IICSA report

    02/09/2021

    A statement from National Safeguarding Team.

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    Submission to Coroner – Fr Alan Griffin

    24/08/2021

    The Diocese of London, working with Lambeth Palace and the National Safeguarding Team, has responded to the Coroner following the Inquest into the death of Fr Alan Griffin. The submission may be read on the Diocese of London’s website along with the Terms of Reference for the independent review .

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    Update on Smyth Review

    29/07/2021

    An update on timing of the review

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    Update from June National Safeguarding Steering Group, NSSG

    08/07/2021

    The meeting was chaired by the Church of England’s lead safeguarding bishop, Jonathan Gibbs, who welcomed members and congratulated Mark Steadman (currently Archdeacon of of Stow and Lindsey  in Lincoln Diocese) on his appointment to Chief of Staff at Bishopthorpe and welcomed new NSSG member Mark Humphries, Oxford Diocesan Secretary. Mark Steadman will continue on the NSSG in his new role.

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    Support Safeguarding Sunday

    25/06/2021

    The Church of England is supporting this year’s Safeguarding Sunday, 10 October 2021.