IICSA and CofE: Chichester, Wk 1

Timetable for next week’s public hearing

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

IICSA, child migration, and the CofE

IICSA Report on child migration published

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

Safeguarding presentations at General Synod

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.

Bishop of Bath and Wells, Peter Hancock

Bishop of Gloucester, Rachel Treweek

Bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner

Sir Roger Singleton

Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "Safeguarding presentations at General Synod" in Law & Religion UK, 12 February 2018, http://www.lawandreligionuk.com/2018/02/12/safeguarding-presentations-at-general-synod/

Law and religion round-up – 28th January

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 [122416] 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