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

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)

Archbishops and Bishops

The National Safeguarding Panel invited both Archbishops to answer questions on safeguarding. They attended our December meeting via Zoom for around an hour each. Below is a summary of the key areas of the discussions. Wrong-footed The first question was ‘what they thought had gone well with safeguarding?’ – which wrong footed both Archbishops. Within … Continue reading Archbishops and Bishops

TIME FOR REVIEW

The National Safeguarding Panel again used Zoom for its September meeting given the pandemic. The Panel expect to meet remotely for the foreseeable future. We welcomed a new Panel member, Kevin Ball, who has extensive experience working in children’s social work. He replaces Roger Singleton, who has completed his term. There were two major items: … Continue reading TIME FOR REVIEW