The Church of England is committed to the safeguarding, care and
nurture of everyone within our church community.
Statement from the Office of the Archbishop of York
regarding allegations relating to the late Robert Waddington
Final Report of the Archbishop's Chichester
Statement from Archbishop of Canterbury and link to Report
Statement from Bishop of Chichester
Statement from Bishop Paul Butler, Chair of of the Churches
National Safeguarding Committee
Dean of Jersey apologises
Archbishop of Canterbury and Winchester
Diocese on an independent report into a safeguarding complaint
in Jersey from 2008
Archbishop of Canterbury and
Diocese of Chichester on sentencing of Robert Coles
Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
Important changes were introduced by the Government
in September 2012, as part of the implementation of the
Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Therefore some interim changes are
necessary to the CRB processes for the Church of England. The final
changes to the Safer Recruitment policy will be made when all
Government changes are in place, expected Spring 2013. This
guidance sets out the interim changes from 10th
Freedoms Act Guidance (Sept 12)
Info Sheet 4 - Portability
Info Sheet 3 - CRB Eligibility
Info Sheet 2 - Regulated Activity
Info Sheet 1 - Vulnerable Adults Definition
Read the recent reviews in Chichester Diocese and a letter from the Bishop of Southwell and
National review 2008/9
A summary of
Ecclesiastical's approach to handling Physical and Sexual Abuse
The policy is in place to protect not only children and
young people, but also those adults who are committed to working
with and for them.
to those who have been sexually abused
July 2011 House of Bishops approved policy and guidance
for dioceses and parishes
Order a printed copy of Responding Well from Church
The Church of England is committed to encouraging an
environment where all people and especially those who may be
vulnerable for any reason are able to worship and pursue their
faith journey with encouragement and in safety.
Read the Church of England's full Adult
Safeguarding Policy, Promoting a Safe
Best practice is highlighted in Safeguarding
Guidelines as an interim policy until current
uncertainties around the Independent Safeguarding Authority are
clarified by the Government.
In 2006, the Archbishops Council published 'Responding to Domestic
Abuse: Guidelines for those with pastoral
If you represent a parish church and would like further
advice contact your Diocesan Child Protection Officer via your
or Elizabeth Hall
National Safeguarding Officer 0207 467 5189, or email@example.com
Your Church Wedding
Whether you're just dreaming of a church wedding, or well into the planning already, your church wants to help and support you.
Shrinking the footprint
The Church of England's environmental campaign aimed at resourcing the reduction of the church's carbon footprint.
A comprehensive resource for anyone involved in the running of a church, with a wide range of practical advice and tips.
The Church of England wants to encourage gifted and committed young men and women, from all backgrounds, to consider whether God is calling them into ordained ministry as priests.
The Church and Community Fund
The CCF encourages the church to engage with their local communities by funding effective and innovative community outreach projects.
Going for Growth
Going for Growth challenges the Church of England to work towards every child and young person having a life-enhancing encounter with the Christian faith.
Find out why and how to make a Will, and see how gifts in Wills make dreams come true!
WorshipWorkshop offers Church schools a way of creating engaging collective worship.
Church House Publishing
The Archbishops' Council publishes a range of liturgy, reference and other resources under the CHP imprint.
All things stewardship: resources and guidance on preaching, giving and fundraising with helpful online guides.
The Church of England comprises two Provinces, Canterbury and York. Each province is broken down into dioceses. There are 43 in England (44 including the Diocese in Europe).
High quality media, presentation and new media training for the Church of England and related charities. Find out more about our current courses.
Lambeth Palace Library
The historic library of the Archbishops of Canterbury. Its collections and those of its sister body the Church of England Record Centre (CERC) are freely available for research.
Offering national contracts and buying tips to help the Church buy and save together.
Celebrate 200 years of Church Schools
The National Society celebrates 200 years of Church schools in England and Wales. Find out more about the anniversary and the work of the National Society.