From 5-23 March, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) will conduct its first public hearing into the extent of any institutional failures to protect children from sexual abuse within the Anglican Church. The Week 1 timetable for in the Diocese of Chichester case study has now been published and Continue reading →
On 1 March 2018, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its report Child Migration Programmes which criticises Government for the policy of child migration and recommends that all child migrants are financially compensated by HMG through a redress scheme. The report Continue reading →
The Charity Commission for England and Wales has announced various measures to help ensure that charities learn the wider lessons from recent safeguarding revelations involving Oxfam and other charities and to strengthen public trust and confidence the sector, Continue reading →
The Church of England has issued the following statement on the safeguarding presentations at General Synod.
Safeguarding presentation at General Synod
The Bishop of Bath and Wells, Peter Hancock, the Church of England’s lead safeguarding bishop addressed February’s Synod on national developments and the Church’s preparation for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA. The Bishop of Gloucester, Rachel Treweek, the Bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner and Sir Roger Singleton, a member of the Church’s National Safeguarding Panel, also addressed Synod. Read the presentations below.
The Church of England has issued the following statement from Bishop Peter Hancock, its lead Safeguarding bishop, following the reference to the case in the IICSA hearing on 30 January 3018 and the statement from the National Safeguarding Team. The relevant documents are reproduced below. Continue reading →
A new bishop, a new(ish) blog, but also plenty on burial rights, coroners and animal slaughter
Reuse of graves
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Justice answered a Written Question  from Nicky Morgan (Conservative, Loughborough) asking what representations the Secretary of State has received from (a) the Burial and Cremation Advisory Group and (b) other stakeholders on the reuse of graves; and whether his Department plans to continue to review the matter of such reuse. Continue reading →
The Church of England has issued the following Press Release on the IICSA preliminary hearing on the Church to be held next week; the IICSA inquiry concerns the extent of any institutional failures to protect children from sexual abuse within the Anglican Church. Continue reading →