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SYNOD: Welby admits ‘profound shame’

Safeguarding

THE General Synod debated proposals for legislative change in response to the Archbishop's Chichester Visitation on safeguarding, on Wednesday morning.

Introducing the proposals, the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Paul Butler, who chairs the Churches National Safeguarding Committee, said that the most important change required was "the transformation of our very DNA in relation to our theology, thinking, and practice".

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Exposed — the dangers of a group mentality

One year on, the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal reveals the risks of group norms, says Alan Billings  Read More

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