Past Case Review

Past Cases Review 2

Making Our Churches Safer

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Can you help? The Church of England has asked all churches to carry out a review of past and present safeguarding issues in their parish. 
If you know of any safeguarding issues connected with  the Parish of Odd Rode in living memory please contact one of the people listed below.
Alan Bell,  Parish Safeguarding Officer, Phone 01270 878 013

Rev Philip Atkinson Phone  01270 882 194 Email

In 2007, the Church of England commissioned a Past Case Review (PCR) which sought to look at the Church’s handling of safeguarding cases over many years. A report in 2018 into the original PCR revealed shortcomings both in the process and final outcome. As a result, the Church of England announced that all dioceses must complete a second review. The Past Case Review (PCR2) is part of the Church’s ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. Over the course of 2020 in the Diocese of Chester, an Independent Reviewer will look at all safeguarding records and files relating to church officers, both lay and ordained, past and present. All parishes and church settings are required to respond. We will be checking our Parish records as far as we are able. Information is not being requested on worshippers and those attending church activities who do not hold a role in the parish.  If you have any knowledge of any safeguarding issues pertaining to anyone holding a leadership role at All Saints Church Lawton since 1940 please contact us on the numbers overleaf or ring Pauline Butterfield, Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, on 01928 718834 or out of office hours 07703 800031 or email All information will be treated as confidential.

Recognising that it may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church to seek help through the church, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has also been set up.