National Safeguarding Pilot Audit Report
The Diocese of Durham was one of four dioceses across the Church of England that took part in an ‘Independent Audit of Diocesan Safeguarding Arrangements’ in September of 2015. The report detailing the findings and recommendations from the audit has now been published and is available by following the link below.
The Ven Stuart Bain, our lead for safeguarding in the diocese said: “We welcome the publishing of this report as it helps bring transparency to the way we manage safeguarding and so we are very supportive of its scope and outcomes.
“We should never be complacent, but we are pleased that the report gives recognition for the good work already in place, something that we will continue to build upon. We are pleased that the report’s recommendations are broadly in line with the areas that we had identified for improvement.”
The Diocese has also published its formal action plan in response to the publication of the report – which is available here.