The list and links below contain resources that will help parishes, and anyone involved in Church life understand and promote good safeguarding. The list from Church House Publishing shows resources published by the Church of England. Other books, peer reviewed articles and websites listed are published independently and contain the authors own views; some are recommended in the different safeguarding training modules as it is important everyone understands the challenges and criticisms facing the Church, and learns from them.
Safeguarding Sunday - a Thirtyone:Eight annual initiative, supported by the Church of England - Sunday 20 November 2022
Church House publishing safeguarding resources
- Parish safeguarding handbook
- Safeguarding: A Pocket Guide (pack of 10)pack of 50)
- Promoting a Safer Church poster
- Promoting a Safer Church policy statement
- Safeguarding contact card
- The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church – a theological resource for the local church
- Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Abuse
Safeguarding prayers and liturgural resources - for use in churches across the country, including Bible readings, prayers and suggested hymns. Published in 2018 by the Church of England’s Liturgical Commission.
Graystone with foreword by Archbishop of York (2022), Falling Among Thieves, William Temple Foundation
Glasson & Johnson (2022), Writing the Wisdom, Creative writing as healing from childhood trauma
Graystone (2021), Bleeding for Jesus, John Smyth and the cult of the Iwerne camps
Darton, Longman & Todd
Gardner(2021), Sex, Power, Control: Responding to Abuse in the Institutional Church
Merchant (2020), Broken by Fear, Anchored in Hope: Faithfulness in an age of anxiety
Everhart (2020), The #MeToo Reckoning: Facing the Church's Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct
Fife, Janet and Gilo (2019), Letters to a Broken Church
Oakley & Humphries (2019), Escaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse. Creating Healthy Christian Cultures
Harper and Wilson (2019), To Heal and Not to Hurt: A fresh approach to safeguarding in Church
Darton, Longman and Todd
Warren (2017) Role of leadership behaviours in safeguarding supervision: a literature review. Primary Healthcare, Vol 27 issue 10. 2017
Atkinson (2014), Struggling to Forgive: Moving on From Trauma
Higgs M (2013) Change and its leadership: the role of positive emotions. In Linley PA, Harrington S, Garcea N(Eds) The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 67-80.
Smith S, Ladbury B, Morris-Thompson T et al (2012), Preparing Leaders for Safeguarding Children Nursing Times
Erooga M et al (2012),Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Steps to Prevent the Abuse of Children by Those Working with Them
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Glasson (2009), A Spirituality of Survival: Enabling a Response to Trauma and Abuse, Bloomsbury Academic
Atkinson (2006), Breaking the Chains of Abuse: A Practical Guide
Frankl, Viktor (2004) Man's Search for Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust, Rider.
House of Survivors - Stronger Informed, Stronger Together (2022)