new national House of Bishops policy statement for Safeguarding Children and
Vulnerable Adults.This document is to be supported by more detailed
practice guidance, which is due to be released later this year).
( Newly published - an excellent resource for churches who wish to consider how they might discuss and develop their approach to protecting and valuing all the members of their community, including those who have suffered abuse in church settings in the past; and those who have harmed others in the past but now wish to make a new life in Christ. Safeguarding from abuse and responding well to its needs to be grounded in Christian theology and so should be part of the Church's regular ministry of preaching and teaching. Good safeguarding is integral to the mission of the Church.)