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Safeguarding news and releases

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

    Domestic abuse must not be a taboo subject, as reports to churches increase

    25/11/2022

    The Church of England is supporting the international campaign for 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence, as newly released figures show that there has been a 37% increase in reports of domestic abuse to diocesan safeguarding advisers over the past three years (2019-2021).

    4 min read
  2. Safe spaces logo

    New provider for Safe Spaces Support Service

    24/11/2022

    Support for victims and survivors of church-related abuse to continue long term with new independent provider First Light 

    3 min read
  3. Independant Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

    IICSA statement from National Safeguarding Director

    25/10/2022

    IICSA statement from national safeguarding director

    2 min read
  4. A picture of IICSA's logo on the wall
    3 min read
  5. Safeguarding Sunday

    Safeguarding Sunday prayer video

    13/10/2022

    Safeguarding Sunday prayer video launched

    1 min read
  6. Praying hands

    Further work on Seal of Confessional

    11/10/2022

    New working group will bring together theologians, Church leaders and safeguarding professionals.

     

    9 min read
  7. The Church of England logo.

    Past Cases Review 2: Publication of NSTs Executive Summary

    05/10/2022

    Past Cases Review 2: Publication of National Safeguarding Team’s Executive Summary

    3 min read
  8. A pencil on top of an open notebook on a table.

    September National Safeguarding Steering Group update

    04/10/2022

    Update from September National Safeguarding Steering Group

    3 min read
  9. Safe Spaces

    Churches to continue support for abuse victims following successful two-year pilot

    01/09/2022

    The Church of England and Catholic Church in England and Wales will be continuing to provide support for victims of church-based abuse, following a successful two-year pilot of the Safe Spaces service.

    3 min read
  10. A picture of IICSA's logo on the wall

    Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) to publish final report on October 20

    18/08/2022

    Comment from Bishop of Rochester Jonathan Gibbs, the Church of England’s lead bishop for safeguarding.

    1 min read