Having completed the PCR2 a subgroup of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP) audited the files where it was indicated that further action was required. This group included a victim/survivor advocate to represent their voice.
The Diocese is keen to demonstrate continuous improvement and development and, through the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP), decided to undertake a Review of the identification and support afforded to victims and survivors.
Thirtyone:eight were commissioned to undertake this Review with independence in March 2022. Thirtyone:eight were particularly interested in speaking to those who had experienced survivor care through the Diocese of Ely in order to inform the Review.
The Review was completed over the summer of 2022 and the Executive Summary will be published in the Autumn of 2022.
Survivor Review Documentation
Diocese of Ely Survivor Review – 26 October 2022
The Diocese of Ely is keen to demonstrate continuous improvement and development in its safeguarding measures and processes, and through the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP), has undertaken an independent review of the identification and support afforded to victims and survivors.
The independent reviewer, thirtyone:eight, was commissioned in March 2022 to undertake this Review. Throughout the process thirtyone:eight were particularly interested in speaking to those who have experienced survivor care through the Diocese of Ely to inform the Review.
The Diocese of Ely welcomes the findings of the Review, which identified Strengths, Aspirations, Challenges and Areas of Development. The Areas of Development identified a number of recommendations that will further improve upon the strong foundations of effective safeguarding processes that are already in place across the Diocese.
Further details of the Review’s findings can be found in the published Executive Summary, which can be downloaded by clicking here.
The Rt Revd Dr Dagmar Winter, Bishop of Huntingdon, says: “Reading this Survivor Review for the Diocese of Ely, I am very grateful to thirtyone:eight for the thorough independent review undertaken, to our Diocesan Safeguarding Team for their work, and especially to the survivors who generously and graciously contributed. It was good to read of the strengths of the team and the appreciation for effective safeguarding training. However, culture change remains an ongoing challenge and I know that my personal commitment to this is shared by the entire Bishop’s Staff Team as we further develop survivor support as well as safeguarding support to our parishes”.
- If you are affected by a Safeguarding matter, please contact one of the supporting organisations that help and support victims and survivors of abuse.
- A list of many of these organisations can be found on the Diocesan website here - https://www.elydiocese.org/safeguarding/helplines-and-contact-numbers/.
- If you wish to make a safeguarding referral to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, you can also do so by calling the Duty Messaging Service on 01353 652747. This number is supported out-of-office hours by the organisation thirtyone:eight, an independent Christian safeguarding charity which helps individuals and organisations protect vulnerable people from abuse.