Safe Church

Safe Church

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April 18, 2018

The General Convention Task Force to Update Sexual Misconduct Policies has updated the Safe Church Policies for the Episcopal Church to help and enable clergy, congregations, volunteers, and individuals understand and live into the importance of this training.

Robin Hammeal-Urban of the...

March 20, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] New research into the prevalence of domestic abuse amongst churchgoers shows that one in four people have experienced abuse in their current relationship. The research, by academics at Coventry University and the University of Leicester for the Christian...

January 21, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, issued a call Jan. 22 for the Episcopal Church to spend Lent and beyond examining its history and how it has handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment,...

December 14, 2017

[Anglican Communion News  Service] An independent review has been carried out into the way the Church of England handled allegations that the former bishop of Chichester, George Bell, sexually abused a young girl in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In October 2015, the Church of England issued a...

December 14, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The final report of Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse sets out 189 individual recommendations in a range of areas, in addition to other recommendations on issues including checks on those working with children,...

December 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] An official inquiry looking at institutional response to child sex abuse in Australia has heavily criticised the Diocese of Newcastle and two former bishops for their “do nothing approach.” The Royal Commission, an official statutory inquiry, found that by...

August 13, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – the official independent inquiry in Australia, has recommended that the failure to report child sexual abuse in institutions should be made a criminal offence. And it said that there...

June 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The membership of the newly established Safe Church Commission has been announced. The Commission has been established to promote the safety of people within the churches of the Anglican Communion.

The establishment of a Commission to promote the safety...

May 17, 2017

[Diocese of Texas press release] New programs to help children and youth keep themselves safe have recently been released, the Rev. Canon Carol Petty, canon for wellness & pastoral care/safe church minister for the Diocese of Texas has announced.A new curriculum for K-4

A new...

March 12, 2013

By: Bronwyn

The Youth Ministries Office receives inquiries on many different topics.

One of the perennial questions is, “Has there been an update of the Model Policies for Safe Church that includes social networking and digital communications?”

It has been ten years since the General...

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