Past Cases Review 2

The Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2) was run in all Church of England dioceses between 2019 - 2022.

Past Cases Review 1 (PCR1) was commissioned because of several Church of England clergy and church officers being charged with sexual offences against children. PCR1 was conducted between 2007 and 2009. In May 2016 concerns were raised regarding the judgements presented from PCR1. An Independent Scrutiny Team concluded that whilst the review was well motivated and thoughtfully planned, limitations existed in relation to its execution. As a result, Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2) was commissioned by the Archbishops’ Council in 2019 as part of the overall  commitment to improving the way in which the Church responds to allegations and concerns.

The National Report was published in October 2022.

Read the National Report

Published in October 2022 by the National Safeguarding Steering Group

Other reports

Diocesan reports

The reports of findings in Dioceses are published on local diocesan safeguarding pages.  

Please see our FAQs section for more information on PCR2.

PCR2 follows a report in 2018 into the original PCR (2007-2009) which revealed shortcomings both in the process and final result.