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2017

July

Letter in Telegraph following publication of report into Church's handling of the Peter Ball case

June

Independent report into the Church's handling of Peter Ball case press release

Report: An abuse of Faith

Video statement by Dame Moira Gibb

Video statement by the Bishop of Bath and Wells

March

Churches urged to respond well to domestic abuse; revised policy & guidance published

February

Safeguarding regulations approved at General Synod - speech from Bishop of Bath & Wells, Peter Hancock introducing the regulations

Statements from Archbishop of Canterbury and National Safeguarding Adviser following Channel 4 investigation into allegations of serious physical abuse.

Statement from Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson

Comment from Archbishop of Canterbury in response to statement by Bishop of Guildford

2016

December

Kendall House Review update

November

Lord Carlile named as independent reviewer in George Bell case

August

Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury to a special safeguarding edition of the Crucible - the journal of Christian social ethics

Welcome for new chair of Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA

July

Kendall House review published

Further points on the George Bell case

Parish role vital in safeguarding, says CofE lead bishop

June

Good safeguarding integral to mission of Church - new resources for parishes

Independent review into handling of George Bell case

May

House of Bishops support Elliott Review findings

March

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - preliminary hearing

Elliott Review findings and statement from Bishop Sarah Mullally

February

Statement from Bishop of Durham on George Bell

Bishop of Chichester statement following article in Brighton Argus

January

Publication of pilot independent audits on diocesan safeguarding arrangements

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