Assessing and managing risk

The last meeting of the National Safeguarding Panel considered various issues around safeguarding risks. The risk assessment process is included in Practice Guidance developed by the National Safeguarding Team: ‘Responding to, assessing, and managing safeguarding concerns or allegations against church officers.’ The management of safeguarding risks and the use of risk assessments feature significantly in … Continue reading Assessing and managing risk

Interim Support Scheme

At its last meeting the National Safeguarding Panel scrutinised the Interim Support Scheme. The Panel questioned: Simon Stanley, Development Manager, Redress SchemeAlvin Lee, Secretary and Adviser to the Independent Support SchemeSue Monckton-Rickett, Chair of the Interim Support Scheme PanelPhil Johnson, Member of the Interim Support Scheme Panel The Archbishops Council established the Interim Support Scheme … Continue reading Interim Support Scheme

Safeguarding and the Clergy Discipline Measure (CDM)

Introduction In 2019, the National Safeguarding Panel considered the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 in relation to safeguarding. https://chairnsp.org/2019/06/27/safeguarding-and-the-clergy-discipline-measure/ There was an in-depth discussion on whether the Measure was fit for purpose. The Church has since set up a Working Group chaired by the Bishop at Lambeth, Tim Thornton. In 2019 we made a number of … Continue reading Safeguarding and the Clergy Discipline Measure (CDM)

Implementing the IICSA recommendations

The National Safeguarding Panel meeting considered the implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).  We welcomed Zena Marshall, Interim Safeguarding Director and David Worlock, Deputy Director from the National Safeguarding Team, William Nye, Secretary General, Archbishops’ Council and Jonathan Gibbs, Lead Bishop for Safeguarding. The panel recognised the complexity … Continue reading Implementing the IICSA recommendations