Safeguarding, the C of E and deposition from orders

On Saturday 11 July the Church of England’s General Synod gave final approval to a package of proposals on safeguarding. The package is intended to strengthen both the disciplinary processes under the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 where safeguarding issues arise and the Church’s wider legal framework in relation to safeguarding. The legislation was originally introduced in February 2014 following a consultation launched at Synod in July 2013. Continue reading