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National survey seeks input from victims and survivors

There is just one month left to contribute to a vital national survey that is seeking to understand how victims and survivors would like to be involved in the development and implementation of a Church of England survivor engagement framework.


Bishop Julie joins call for ban on sexualised school uniforms

The Bishop of Birkenhead has signed a petition calling on the Government to make it illegal for school uniforms to be sold in sex shops and used as a costume in pornography. The petition was set up by students at Sandbach High School.


Bishop Julie thanks outgoing DSAP Chair

The Bishop of Birkenhead has thanked the outgoing DSAP Chair, David Hermitt, for his role in "establishing a better safeguarding culture" in the Diocese of Chester. David has resigned from the Chair after being co-opted to serve on General Synod.


PCR2 nearing completion

The safeguarding Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2) is nearing completion in the Diocese of Chester. Two Independent Reviewers, both former Senior Police Officers, have been carrying out this task since early 2021.


Volunteers sought to assist training delivery

Volunteers are being sought to assist the diocese in delivering safeguarding training to parishes. The volunteers must be suitably qualified and experienced with a willingness to assist the lead trainers in a co-working capacity. 


New safeguarding team member

During the summer, Sean Augustin joined the safeguarding team at Church House as an Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser helping and supporting our Parish Safeguarding Officers (PSOs).


Marking Safeguarding Sunday

The Bishop of Birkenhead, Julie Conalty, is encouraging churches in the Diocese of Chester to mark Safeguarding Sunday and says: "We need to talk more about safeguarding," and address our "past failures".


Surivivors of abuse welcome Julie Conalty

Survivors of church-related abuse have welcomed the news that Julie Conalty is to be the next Bishop of Birkenhead describing her as “one of very few senior figures who recognise that corruption in the Church needs to be faced.”


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