Statement from lead safeguarding bishop on IICSA hearing


"IICSA has announced today further details of the investigation into the Anglican Church in England and Wales, focusing on the Chichester case study, with the first public hearing in March. We welcome this update and commend the courage of survivors in coming forward to share their story which will play a vital part in the Inquiry. As a Church we have been working cooperatively with IICSA since the statutory inquiry was first announced in 2015 and we are committed to playing a full part in this three week public hearing, which has a clear focus on learning lessons for the future.

Bishop of Bath and Wells, Peter Hancock, Church of England's lead safeguarding bishop