The Church of England is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community so that all can flourish in faith and know the love of God.

We all have a responsibility to care for one another, and to keep people safe from harm, and it is especially important that children and vulnerable adults are protected.

Our work is based on the following six safeguarding commitments, agreed on by the bishops of the Church of England in 2017;

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults within the Church
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present a risk to others
Safeguarding Nationally
Safeguarding in the Diocese of York
Safeguarding in a different Diocese
Disclosing Abuse
Support for those affected by abuse
Past Cases Review 2 for the National Church Institutions
Independent Safeguarding Audit from SCIE

Have you contacted Bishopthorpe Palace regarding safeguarding? How did we do?

If you would like to take part in a survey to help improve our understanding of responses to safeguarding please click on the link below.  The survey should take no more than two minutes to complete. Thank you.

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