Safe Spaces Launched

A new service providing vital support for survivors of abuse has become operational today Tuesday 29th September 2020. https://www.safespacesenglandandwales.org.uk/ Safe Spaces: an independent service supporting survivors of church-related abuse  offers support to survivors of church-related abuse whether or not a report has been made. This independent service is run by the charity...

Response To The IICSA Report

Responding to the publication of the IICSA report and the Church of England’s open letter, The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham said, “While it is for the national Church to respond fully to IICSA’s findings and recommendations, as a bishop I am fully supportive of IICSA’s scrutiny...

Diocese Undertakes Past Cases Review (PCR2)

Current work on the PCR2 Review has been suspended in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The situation will be reviewed on the 25th June and will be updated thereafter.     The past cases review (PCR) conducted  in 2007 - 2009, was a large-scale review of the handling by the Church of...