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.
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.
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.
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 are being sought to assist the diocese in delivering safeguarding training to parishes.Â The volunteers must be suitably qualified and experienced with a willingnessÂ to assist the lead trainers in a co-working capacity.Â
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).
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".
Survivors of church-related abuse have welcomed the news that Julie Conalty is to be the next Bishop of Birkenhead describing her as â€œone of very few senior figures who recognise that corruption in the Church needs to be faced.â€