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Anglican commission begins work to develop global safeguarding procedures

Work has begun to make the Churches of the Anglican Communion safe places for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

15 November 2017

Membership of the Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission announced

The membership of the newly established Safe Church Commission has been announced.

07 June 2017

Damning verdict on response to child abuse in Australia

Royal Commission examining allegations of child sexual abuse in Australia has delivered a damning verdict on a system which enabled a culture of abuse to flourish.

13 February 2017

Archbishop of Perth retires early after safeguarding failings

The Archbishop of Perth, Roger Herft, is to take early retirement, he said yesterday (Thursday).

16 December 2016

Independent body to investigate sex abuse complaints

Complaints of church-based sexual abuse in Australia’s internal province of Victoria will be investigated by an independent body with its own board of directors.

24 October 2016

Church in Wales invests in new safeguarding strategy

A new safeguarding strategy to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults will be launched by the Church in Wales tomorrow (Wednesday).

13 September 2016

Cathedral deans express grief over clergy-led abuse

The deans of Australia’s cathedrals have expressed grief at hurt and trauma caused by clergy and church workers after discussing the issue during their conference in Townsville.

09 August 2016

Welsh churches unite in forum to safeguard children and vulnerable adults

The Church in Wales has joined with other Christian denominations in the country as well as expert and survivor organisations in a new forum to safeguard children and vulnerable adults and to ensure that all churches in Wales are safe places for them.

23 March 2016

C of E offers unreserved apology for abuse committed by bishop

The Church of England has spoken of its “deep shame and regret” this afternoon after a former diocesan bishop was sentenced to 36 months in prison after admitting a series of abuse offences against 18 young men.

07 October 2015

Church of England synod approves safeguarding legislation

Aim to face up to past abuses, implement prevention measures at every level of church life

13 July 2015

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Features 

The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.