Statement from Archbishops' Council


At this week’s meeting of the Archbishops’ Council, the three Independent Safeguarding Board (ISB) members were asked to provide an update on the work of the ISB. A survivor representative also attended and spoke to the Council. Following the meeting a number of Council and ISB members have held further discussions, which have been constructive. The Church of England remains committed to proper independent scrutiny in safeguarding and takes very seriously the views of both the ISB and survivors. We will make a further statement about these issues as soon as we can.