The Safeguarding Team produces regular newsletters to keep Parish Safeguarding Officers, DBS Administrators, clergy and PCC Secretaries informed of safeguarding news from the Diocese and the National Church.
Reports and practice guidance
Audit of Diocesan safeguarding arrangements
In October 2016 The Diocese of Southwark’s safeguarding arrangements were independently audited, as part of the National Church’s quality assurance programme, by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). The final report was sent to the Diocese in January 2017.
- Download the Diocese of Southwark independent safeguarding audit (.pdf, 600kb)
- Download the Action Plan (.pdf, 200kb)
Audit of Cathedral safeguarding arrangements
In 2020, Southwark Cathedral’s safeguarding arrangements were independently audited, as part of the National Church’s quality assurance programme, by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Download the SCIE Southwark Cathedral audit (.pdf, 13,049kb)
Policy and practice guidance from the National Church
For all the latest national policy and practice guidance approved by the House of Bishops, please visit www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding/policy-practice-guidance.
IICSA report on the Church of England
IICSA is a statutory inquiry set up because of serious concerns that some organisations had failed and were continuing to fail to protect children from sexual abuse. The Anglican Church in England and Wales was one of 15 investigations being looked at by the inquiry. The overarching report was published on 6 October 2020.
An overview of the investigation can be found here: churchofengland.org/safeguarding/overview/iicsa
The findings of the investigation can be found here: iicsa.org.uk/investigations/investigation-into-failings-by-the-anglican-church