Christ Church, Oxford: Safeguarding Review suspended

The Church of England has issued the following statement:

Safeguarding practice review suspended


The review group overseeing the independent review into the handling of alleged safeguarding issues regarding the former Dean of Christ Church, Oxford has announced that it is suspending its work.

The Safeguarding Practice Review was announced in November and commissioned by the Archbishops’ Council and Oxford Diocese. Members of the review group were to consider evidence relating to the alleged safeguarding issues with a view to appointing and instructing an independent reviewer with relevant expertise and experience. That has been unable to happen despite the efforts of the review group members. This has meant no further progress can be made on the review.

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Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "Christ Church, Oxford: Safeguarding Review suspended" in Law & Religion UK, 30 May 2024,