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Safeguarding news and releases

Read safeguarding news and views from the National Safeguarding Team.
  1. Bishop of Stepney making a speech at general synod

    Safeguarding independence: next steps discussed by General Synod

    24/02/2024

    General Synod today voted on the next steps following the publication of independent reports on safeguarding

    6 min read
  2. Dr Alexis Jay portrait

    Publication of Jay Review

    21/02/2024

    Archbishops welcome publication of Future of Church Safeguarding Report

    4 min read
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    Appeal from independent Soul Survivor Review

    12/02/2024

    Appeal from independent Soul Survivor Review 

    1 min read
  4. Headshot of Bishop Robert

    New deputy lead safeguarding bishop appointed

    30/01/2024

    New deputy lead safeguarding bishop appointed

    3 min read
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    Response group for Wilkinson and Jay reviews

    23/01/2024

    Following the publication of Sarah Wilkinson’s Review into the ISB and in light of the forthcoming Future of Church Safeguarding review from Professor Jay, the Archbishops’ Council, AC, has set up a  group to consider how to respond and plan next steps. 

    2 min read
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    Responding Well to Victims and Survivors of Abuse – Video summaries

    22/01/2024

    A number of survivors and safeguarding professionals from the National Safeguarding Team, dioceses and parishes have worked together to develop a series of videos.

    2 min read
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    Statement on complaint against Mike Pilavachi

    18/01/2024

    The National Safeguarding Team, NST, has been updated on its complaint against the Reverend Mike Pilavachi, under the Clergy Discipline Measure.

    3 min read
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    Update on Smyth review

    17/01/2024

    Update from independent reviewer into the Church's handling of allegations against the late John Smyth

    2 min read
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    National Redress Scheme blog

    13/12/2023

    Publication of blogs on national redress scheme 

    1 min read
  10. Barrister Sarah Wilkinson profile photo

    Publication of independent review into Church’s Independent Safeguarding Board

    11/12/2023

    Report by leading barrister Sarah Wilkinson into the Church of England’s Independent Safeguarding Board (ISB).

    3 min read