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Safeguarding news and releases

Read safeguarding news and views from the National Safeguarding Team.
  1. Candles

    New resource for survivors of church-based abuse

    23/06/2022

    A new initiative focused on survivors of church-based abuse and those who support them is being launched by the Diocese of Newcastle.

    The initiative, which is a response to recent guidance issued by the Church of England to church officers and church bodies on how to respond well to victims and survivors of all kinds of abuse, has been part funded by the charity Safe Spaces.

    3 min read
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    National Safeguarding Steering Group report

    10/06/2022

    NSSG report from May and March 2022

    4 min read
  3. National Safeguarding Team logo

    William Scott Farrell review - Publication of independent overview report

    26/05/2022

    Publication of independent overview report relating to William Scott Farrell

    4 min read
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    Christ Church safeguarding review

    25/05/2022

    The Church of England’s Independent Safeguarding Board has published Terms of Reference to review the handling of safeguarding issues regarding the former Dean of Christ Church, Oxford

    2 min read
  5. Lynda Davies from the National Safeguarding Team is shown smiling with a tree behind her

    New parish clergy member for NSP

    20/05/2022

    The Revd Lynda Davies, Rector of All Saints Cottenham, in Ely Diocese has been appointed to the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel as a parish clergy member. 

    2 min read
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    Statement from lead safeguarding bishop

    12/05/2022

    Statement from Church of England lead bishop on concerns raised by former Dean of Christ Church, Dr Martyn Percy

    1 min read
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    William Temple safeguarding article

    19/04/2022

    William Temple safeguarding article: Foreword by Archbishop of York

    1 min read
  8. Candles

    Message from Chair of National Redress Board

    05/04/2022

    Message from Chair of National Redress Board relating ot new redress page on Church of England website

    1 min read
  9. The Bishop of Birkenhead Julie Conalty is shown in a portrait

    New deputy lead bishop for safeguarding

    05/04/2022

    The Bishop of Birkenhead, Julie Conalty, has been appointed a deputy lead bishop for safeguarding with a focus on survivor engagement. She takes over from the Bishop of Southampton, Debbie Sellin. 

    2 min read
  10. The Bishop of Huddersfield is shown in a mug shot pose wearing a purple shirt

    Lead Safeguarding Bishop to be new Bishop of Rochester

    31/03/2022

    Bishop Jonathan Gibbs to be new Bishop of Rochester

    1 min read