Past Cases Review 2 is a Church of England commissioned independent review of safeguarding cases and practice over the last ten years.
The national Church of England Past Cases 2 Report was published on 5 October 2022 - click the image on the left to read the report.
An Executive Summary of the Canterbury Diocesan and Cathedral Report is available here.
In their introduction to the Executive Summary, the Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover, and the Very Revd Dr Jane Hedges, Acting Dean of Canterbury, said: "The reports are clear that we haven’t always got things right. Sometimes we have failed to protect people or to take the right action at the right time – and for that we are deeply and truly sorry. But we know that words without actions do not make for a better world. We have already made good progress on implementing the detailed recommendations of the report – and we remain firmly committed to being held accountable on these issues."
We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the process. We are grateful for the thoroughness and commitment participants have shown.
Anyone who is worried about a child or vulnerable adult or any issue that might be related to safeguarding issue can also contact Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers Paul Brightwell (firstname.lastname@example.org 07398 009951) and Fiona Coombs (email@example.com 07548 232395).
For more information about the Church of England's Past Cases Review 2, click here.