New DBS arrangements from January 2022

As mentioned in the October newsletter, from January 4th 2022 Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks must be carried out every three years.

This is to bring the church in line with good practice across the charity/voluntary sector.  We would ask you to get your parish DBS checks renewed in line with this policy as soon as possible, and certainly within two years.


Fr Alan Griffin – Independent Review

Update on progress of the independent review – 22 December 2021

The Independent Reviewer, Chris Robson, has reported that he is making good progress, having held meetings with a range of people to date. Chris has informed the Steering Group that he would like to carry out further interviews in January 2022, before he turns to writing his report. As detailed in the Terms of Reference, at that stage the draft report will be shared with those named in the report, and with family and friends, for their comments before it is published. A further update will be provided in March.

The Review Steering Group