Independent review into handling of George Bell case

Today the Church of England issued the following Press Release:

“Independent review into handling of George Bell case

28 June 2016

An independent review of the processes used in the George Bell case has been announced today in accordance with the House of Bishops guidance on all complex cases.

The House of Bishops practice guidance states that once all matters relating to any serious safeguarding situation have been completed, the Core Group should meet again to review the process and to consider what lessons can be learned for the handling of future serious safeguarding situations.  A review has always been carried out in any case involving allegations against a bishop. Continue reading