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/ 28 October 2016

Diocese publishes independent review recommendations on the case of Timothy Storey

Following the conviction of Timothy Storey in April 2016, the Bishop of London commissioned an independent review into the original handling of the case in 2009 by the Diocese. The Diocesan Safeguarding Steering Group and Diocesan Safeguarding Team are now publishing the conclusions and recommendations of this review.

Timothy Storey carried out a series of appalling crimes. The report’s findings clearly show that the Diocese mishandled the original allegations made against him. Policies and procedures which we had in place at the time were not followed and this contributed considerably to the suffering of survivors. 

We are profoundly sorry for what the survivors and their families have endured. The Bishop of London has written to them personally to apologise and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team has been providing ongoing support. 

Whilst the independent reviewer has noted that the Safeguarding function in the Diocese has moved on considerably over the last seven years, the members of the Safeguarding Team are working quickly to implement any outstanding recommendations made by the independent reviewer.

Resources

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Independent report conclusions and recommendations  Download  
Independent review recommendations and action plan  Download  

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