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Lightbox pops up to support young people across Worcester

Published: 17th April 2024

Lightbox is a pop-up initiative run by a collaboration of churches in Worcester. It aims to provide a safe space and opportunities for young people to build community with each other through fun activities, discussion groups and challenges.


Kashmir Garton becomes Interim Chair of the National Safeguarding Panel

Published: 20th November 2023

Kashmir Garton has become the Interim Chair of the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel until such time as the Church’s future independent safeguarding arrangements are finalised. 

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Safeguarding Sunday 2023

Published: 16th October 2023

Safeguarding Sunday takes place on Sunday 19 November this year. You can now register your church to take part and receive a free digital resource pack.

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Support for victims and survivors of church-related abuse

Published: 10th January 2023

Safe Spaces, the free national support service for victims and survivors of church-related abuse, has increased its operational hours under a newly appointed independent provider.

Review into past safeguarding cases published

Published: 5th October 2022

Following the publication of the national report into the church of England’s review into past safeguarding cases, we have today published an executive summary of the review undertaken in our diocese.

New Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Published: 22nd June 2022

Claire Arden has been appointed as the new Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser following the retirement of Sarah Booth. Claire will work with Hilary and Delia in the safeguarding team, providing safeguarding support and advice across the Diocese.

A safeguarding update

Published: 6th February 2022

Well done to everyone who has enabled us to be the first diocese to have all parishes using the safeguarding dashboard! Read more in this update from the safeguarding team.

Diocese carries out review of past safeguarding concerns

Published: 7th March 2020

All parishes across the Diocese have been asked to check their safeguarding records.

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Celebrating 30 years of women priests

21st June 2024

People from across the Diocese including lots of our female clergy, gathered in Pershore Abbey yesterday evening to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ordination of the first women as priests....

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