“Good decisions are based on good relationships”
~ Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell
22-26 November 2021

The week aims to encourage greater partnership working, supporting effective safeguarding practice in our parishes, and nurturing safeguarding in its widest sense.

Each day will begin at 9.00am with a prayerful reflection released on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DioceseOfYork) and in 'News' on this site.

A variety of events is available each day (scroll down for details) to help parishes and church communities build their understanding and awareness of safeguarding good practice and also how to identify what signs they should be looking out for, and where to turn to if they have concerns about children, young people or adults.

Formats will include interactive virtual training events alongside some recorded sessions, some of which will remain on our website afterwards as part of a growing library of valuable resources at www.dioceseofyork.org.uk/safeguarding.

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Julie O’Hara says, “Please join us during this important week so that we can work together to ensure that Safeguarding continues to be Everyone’s Business.”


Monday to Thursday events on Zoom unless shown otherwise:
click on event for more information and booking details.
Please note Zoom sessions will be recorded but only keynote speakers’ contributions will be retained and published.

Monday 22nd November ~ Good Practice in Parishes
9.00am online reflection by Independent Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Strategy Group, Professor Sue Proctor.

Tuesday 23rd November ~ Keeping our Children Safe
9.00am online reflection by Archdeacon of the East Riding the Ven Andy Broom, Safeguarding Lead, Diocesan Leadership Team.

Wednesday 24th November ~ Improving our Knowledge
9.00am online reflection by Pastor of York Minster, the Revd Canon Michael Smith.

Thursday 25th November ~ Caring for Our Adults
9.00am online reflection by the Bishop of Hull, the Rt Revd Alison White.

Friday 26th November ~ Supporting Survivors
9.00am online reflection by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell.

Responding Well: Keeping victims and survivors at the centre of our practice
In-person event hosted by the Archbishop of York at Bishopthorpe Palace.
Maximum 2 people per parish due to limit on numbers.
Email events@yorkdiocese.org for free tickets.


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