Safeguarding Matters – Bishop of Oxford

Today the blog of the Rt Rev Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, carried the following post concerning his handling of abuse allegations when he was Bishop of Sheffield. This summarizes the background to the small demonstration outside Christ Church Cathedral on the day of his inauguration; the allegations made by two survivors of the alleged sexual abuse; Bishop Steven’s acceptance of the BBC’s invitation of a ‘right to reply’ following an interview of one of the complainants on BBC South Today; and the Church of England’s approach to safeguarding, nationally and in the Diocese of Oxford. Continue reading