Comments: General Synod - Saturday's business

I probably don't understand the safeguarding procedures well enough, but wouldn't the DBS check show up any sex abuse convictions/warnings, however old?

I don't know if a DBS check is required for PTO. I would have assumed so.

Is the worry that there are cases where complaints were dealt with "internally", i.e. hushed up from the police, so there would be no record at all with the police which would show up on the DBS?

Posted by Alastair Newman at Monday, 13 July 2015 at 10:09am BST

At last, a fulsome acknowledgement from the Archbishop of Canterbury of Michael Perham's huge contribution to the life, worship and mission of the Church of England, It's in such stark contrast to the mean-spirited statement from Lambeth after Michael was cleared of any wrong-doing. But did I detect a certain irritation in the Archiepiscopal voice with the volume and length of the applause that greeted Michael at the beginning of the item? I hope not.

Posted by Michael Chancellor at Tuesday, 14 July 2015 at 7:46am BST
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