A Statement from Bishop Christopher

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our independent reviewers, PCR2 Reference Group which includes survivors representatives, Chris Smart who chairs our Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel for all their hard work and professionalism that has been a real hallmark.

I also wish to extend my thanks to the survivors who contributed to the report. Their input enabled Reviewers to make recommendations to the Diocese going forward in plans for survivor engagement.

We remain committed to learning from the national report and our own diocesan report so that we can embed best practice and continue to listen carefully to our survivors and all those impacted by past cases.

The PCR2 Executive Summary is available to download from the Safeguarding page of our website.