20 Nov 2023
Nearly 300 people signed up to take part in sixteen online events making up "Strength in Numbers - we're in this together", the 13-17 November 2023 Safeguarding Week run by the Diocese of York and York Minster.
26 Oct 2023
'Strength in Numbers ~ we're in this together' is this year's Safeguarding Week brought by the Diocese of York with York Minster; thirteen online events over five days to add to the regular safeguarding training offered to so many by the Diocese.
21 Sep 2023
Just a friendly reminder that the first Monthly online Drop-in Sessions will take place on Tuesday 26th September from 1.00pm and again at 6.00pm. They are for anyone who may not have an urgent safeguarding query but would like to talk over any issues or concerns.
21 Sep 2023
The Diocese of York’s Safeguarding Team with York Minster invites ministers, parish volunteers and committed church members to take part in a week of online sharing, teaching and learning, with a focus on sharing the understanding and behaviour that keep our Diocese and Cathedral safe for all.
22 Nov 2022
The Church of England is supporting the international campaign for 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence, as newly released figures show that there has been a 37% increase in reports of domestic abuse to diocesan safeguarding advisers over the past three years (2019-2021).
05 Oct 2022
The Church of England has today published its report on the safeguarding ‘Past Cases Review 2’ (PCR2), a national independent review of the handling of safeguarding cases in the Church of England over many years. The purpose of the PCR2 is to ensure that all known cases of concerns about the behaviour of clergy and church officers towards children and vulnerable adults have been dealt with appropriately.
03 Oct 2022
The Diocese of York has adopted a Policy on Bullying and Harrassment to encourage behaviours and practices to eliminate both harassment and bullying from relationships and interactions in parishes and within the diocesan administration.
21 Jul 2022
Diocese of York & York Minster Safeguarding Week 14 - 18 November 2022 Save the date!
10 Jun 2022
Good safeguarding can involve a significant amount of work, but the Diocese of York’s Safeguarding Team is pleased to launch Safeguarding Dashboards which will make the task much easier in every parish that adopts them.
31 May 2022
A Churchwarden in the Diocese of York reflects on Safeguarding training
27 Nov 2021
465 people from parishes and churches between the Tees and the Humber and from the A1 to the Yorkshire Coast have taken part in one or more of 23 online events and an in-person meeting at Bishopthorpe Palace during 'Everyone's Business', the first-ever Safeguarding Week held by the Diocese of York with York Minster from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th November.
26 Nov 2021
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell looks back over the 24 events of 'Everyone's Business', the first Safeguarding Week help by the Diocese of York with York Minster.
25 Nov 2021
Bishop of Hull Alison White welcomes us in a video message to the fourth day of 'Everyone's Business', the Diocese of York's and York Minster's first-ever Safeguarding Week.
24 Nov 2021
Canon Pastor of York Minster Michael Smith welcomes us in a video message to the third day of 'Everyone's Business', the Diocese of York's and York Minster's first-ever Safeguarding Week.
22 Nov 2021
Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Strategy Group Professor Sue Proctor welcomes us in a video message to the first day of 'Everyone's Business', the Diocese of York's first-ever Safeguarding Week.
13 Aug 2021
Investing in our parish workforce in order to build greater understanding and improve confidence in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults across the Diocese of York will be key the focus of a week of events.
09 Oct 2020
The Independent Chair of Diocese of York’s Strategic Safeguarding Board, Professor Sue Proctor, has commented on this week’s Investigation Report ‘The Anglican Church’ by the Independent Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).
23 Mar 2020
In the light of the Church of England decision to suspend gatherings, all face to face training in the Diocese of York has been cancelled for the immediate future.
20 Mar 2020
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu will be streaming live on his Facebook page a short time of prayer this Sunday 22nd March.
19 Sep 2019
Links between the Church and police, voluntary sector and children and adult social care agencies were explored and strengthened at Bishopthorpe Palace at a Diocese of York Safeguarding Partnership Day on the 5th September, at the invitation of Archbishop Sentamu.
30 Aug 2018
Nearly a quarter of girls aged 14 (22%) said they had self-harmed in just a year according to a new report by The Children’s Society.
23 Mar 2018
The Archbishops of York and Canterbury have written a joint Pastoral Letter for wide circulation following the end of the hearing which took place over the last three weeks as part of the Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).
09 Mar 2018
The bellringers of All Saints’ Church, Roos, have won a prestigious national award from the Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) for their successful involvement with the children, parents and staff of their local school.
21 Jul 2017
A York church has become the first in the City to join the Dementia Alliance and offer a monthly service and get-together to those living with dementia and those who care for them.
09 Jun 2017
Young Leaders from West Heslerton Church of England Primary School, Malton were delighted to meet Archbishop John Sentamu, and share with him all that they had achieved through taking part in the Young Leaders Award this year.
08 Jun 2017
We are delighted to welcome Julie O'Hara as our new Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.
26 May 2017
YoYo has re-started termly prayer meetings, seeking God for the future work of the YoYo team amongst York's schools and College.
23 May 2017
The pupils at Lythe Primary School have been thinking about what life must be like as a refugee.
02 Aug 2016
FUSION - supporting those young people from our churches going to university this Autumn.
12 May 2016
‘It’s Not Okay’ is a joint initiative between York Safeguarding Children Board and the NSPCC to raise awareness and understanding about child sexual abuse and exploitation. To support the campaign, there will be a free seminar on Tuesday 24 May titled 'Supporting local communities to respond to the issue of child sexual abuse'.
30 Apr 2016
Our second quarterly Safeguarding E-Bulletin is available to read here.
20 Apr 2016
The Safeguarding Team at the Diocese of York is delighted to have received 50 parish self-audit returns, a full 9 days ahead of the requested completion date. Although there are still many more to come in, we are extremely grateful for all the hard work by PSRs, PCC members and incumbents so far.
18 Apr 2016
The Safeguarding Team at the Diocese of York is delighted to have delivered its first pilot training session of the new C0 Awareness Church of England material to a group from the Clifton Parish Churches at St Mark, Rawcliffe.
08 Apr 2016
Guarding the Gateway to Working with Children and Young People - A half-day conference on Saturday 21 May in Manchester.
15 Mar 2016
The Safeguarding Team at the Diocese of York is delighted to have delivered its first pilot training session of the new Church of England material to a group at St Francis', Ingleby Barwick.
11 Mar 2016
The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service have released their latest magazine which discusses the differences between Safeguarding Adults and Children.
03 Mar 2016
The National Archbishop’s Council has agreed that each Diocese should undertake a Safeguarding Audit during 2016 or 2017. We have been notified that the independent inspection of Safeguarding in the Diocese of York, by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, will take place in June.
30 Jan 2016
Our first quarterly Safeguarding E-Bulletin is available to read here.