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Safeguarding news and releases

Read safeguarding news and views from the National Safeguarding Team.
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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
  2. A lit candle burning in the dark.

    William Temple safeguarding article

    19/04/2022

    William Temple safeguarding article: Foreword by Archbishop of York

    1 min read
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Candles

    Graham Gregory: Lessons Learnt Review

    15/02/2022

    Publication of lessons learnt review into Church of England’s handling of allegations against late Revd Graham Gregory

    5 min read
  7. National Safeguarding Team logo

    Review of Trevor Devamanikkam case

    01/02/2022

    Safeguarding consultant Jane Humphreys has been appointed as the independent reviewer into the Church of England’s handling of the allegations relating to the late Revd Trevor Devamanikkam.

    3 min read
  8. The Church of England logo with National Safeguarding Team written underneath.

    Summary of January NSSG meeting

    01/02/2022

    The January 2022 meeting of the National Safeguarding Steering Group, NSSG, was chaired by the lead safeguarding bishop.

    4 min read
  9. The Church of England logo with National Safeguarding Team written underneath.

    Update on Smyth Review

    24/01/2022

    An update on timing of the review

    2 min read
  10. The Church of England logo with National Safeguarding Team written underneath.

    Final member of Church’s Independent Safeguarding Board appointed

    24/01/2022

    Steve Reeves has been appointed as the third member of the Church of England’s Independent Safeguarding Board, ISB. 

    2 min read