Survivor Engagement

At its last meeting, the National Safeguarding Panel scrutinised survivor engagement. The Panel heard from two members of staff working on survivor engagement in the National Safeguarding Team and two members of Diocesan Safeguarding Teams. Survivor engagement and perspectives The Panel acknowledged that the Church made a commitment at the 2018 General Synod to improve … Continue reading Survivor Engagement


The National Safeguarding Panel wanted to understand its impact on safeguarding policies and practices in the church and was conscious that it had been operating the same model of scrutiny since 2019. Consequently, the Panel undertook a survey of those who attended the Panel during 2022 and those within the Church involved with the Panel’s … Continue reading REVIEW TIME

Consultation on Learning Lessons Case Reviews

In addition to our scrutiny meetings, from time to time the National Safeguarding Panel meet members of the National Safeguarding Team to take part in consultations on new or revised policies and procedures. Recently we discussed the draft guidance on Learning Lessons Case Reviews. These reviews are commissioned by the Church, dioceses or nationally, to … Continue reading Consultation on Learning Lessons Case Reviews

Publication of Past Cases Review 2

On October 5th the Church of England published its summary report of the Past Cases Review that has taken place over the last three years. The project, begun in 2019, has been scrutinised twice by the National Safeguarding Panel, first in October 2020 and again in December 2021 Background In May 2007, the … Continue reading Publication of Past Cases Review 2

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