October 12 2016 – Church of England National Safeguarding Steering Group meet for the first time


National Safeguarding Steering Group

The National Safeguarding Steering Group met for the first time on 12 October 2016.  This group, established by the Archbishops, is a successor to the House of Bishops Safeguarding Monitoring and Reference Group.  Its membership consists of a range of representatives from across the Church, to include National Church Institutions, the dioceses and Cathedrals.  It is chaired by the Lead Bishop for Safeguarding, the Rt Revd Peter Hancock and staffed by the National Safeguarding Team.

The activities of the NSSG are set out in its Terms of Reference. The membership of the NSSG includes both lay and clerical representation and are appointed by the Archbishops (see list below).

For all safeguarding concerns or to find support please see our dedicated page.

General safeguarding enquiries – safeguardingeo@churchofengland.org

List of members

Rt Revd Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Lead Bishop for Safeguarding (Chair)

Rt Revd Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Horsham, Deputy Bishop for Safeguarding (Vice Chair)

Rt Revd Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle

Rt Revd Sarah Mullally, Bishop of Crediton

Mrs Mary Chapman, Chair of the Archbishops’ Council Audit Committee

Dr Jamie Harrison, Member of the Archbishops’ Council and Chair of the House of Laity, General Synod

William Featherby QC, member of the Board of the Church Commissioners

Very Revd Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester

Rt Revd Nigel Stock, Bishop at Lambeth

Revd Malcolm Macnaughton, Chief of Staff to the Archbishop of York

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