Safeguarding News

On 19th June 2019, the Church of England published it’s Safeguarding Data Report for the period 2015 – 2017. The information is taken from safeguarding returns sent to the National Safeguarding Team by dioceses. It is the first time that safeguarding trends have been analysed over a three year period by the Church of England. The report shows that safeguarding concerns or allegations have risen by 1092 over the three year period.

The report consists of nine pages with some helpful graphics that interprets the stats in an easy to understand format. The Safeguarding data covers various forms of abuse such as sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic abuse etc. The report also details church officer roles that had safeguarding concerns or allegations made against them. To view the report click here

Peter Stefanovic
Parish Safeguarding Officer

16th May 2019: A printed Parish Safeguarding Handbook, together with posters, a safeguarding card and locally designed leaflets is being distributed to Church Wardens by the Diocese of Bath and Wells. The resources are to be shared with the PCC and Parish Safeguarding Officer so a joint decision on how best to use these resources can be made.

Peter Stefanovic
Parish Safeguarding Officer
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