Diocese of Newcastle

National and Diocesan Policy and Practice Guidance


Church of England House of Bishops' Publications

Click below to read online.

Printed copies may be borrowed from the North East Religious Resources Centre at Church House, North Shields (www.resourcescentreonline.co.uk)

Policy Statements

Promoting a Safer Church (2017)

Protecting All God's Children (safeguarding policy for children and young people, 4th edition, 2010)

Promoting a Safe Church (safeguarding policy for adults, 2006)

Practice Guidance

Theological texts

Forgiveness & Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Abuse (2017)- House of Bishops commended document from Faith and Order Commission

The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church: A theological resource for the local church (2016) - House of Bishops commended document from Faith and Order Commission

In addition, further guidance and resources for parishes can be found on the national Church of England safeguarding site: http://bit.ly/CofESafeguarding