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Listed below are links to all of the archived press releases CCPAS has made in date order. For more recent press releases click here.

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1st December 2011- Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS CALLS FOR CHURCHES TO WAKE UP AND RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANCE OF E-SAFETY AS IT LAUNCHES MAJOR NEW SAFEGUARDING RESOURCE

21st October 2011- Download Word document Download PDF document

FIRST-EVER COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARDS: CCPAS HONOURS 29 MEMBERS OF COMMUNITIES, POLICE, SOCIAL SERVICES and CHARITIES

16th September 2011- Download Word document Download PDF document

SPEARHEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST ON-LINE ABUSE: CCPAS UNVEILS FIRST-EVER 'E-ONLY' ACCREDITED INTERNET SAFETY QUALIFICATION AVAILABLE IN THE EU

15th September 2011- Download Word document Download PDF document

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN IN BLACK MAJORITY CHURCHES: CCPAS TO HONOUR MEMBERS OF COMMUNITIES, POLICE, SOCIAL SERVICES and CHARITIES

8th June 2011- Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS BACKS UKCCIS SUMMIT TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE

15th February 2011- Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS INTERNET SAFETY CONFERENCE: CHURCHES BEST PLACED TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST SEXUAL PREDATORS

11th February 2011- Download Word document Download PDF document

NEW VBS REGULATIONS WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR SEXUAL PREDATORS TO ABUSE IN CHURCHES, SAYS CCPAS

18th January 2011- Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS APPOINTS IAIN TAYLOR ITS FIRST-EVER HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

17th January 2011- Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS ANNOUNCES FULL SPEAKER LINE UP FOR FIRST-EVER CHURCHES’ INTERNET SAFETY CONFERENCE

21st December 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS TO HOLD FIRST-EVER NATIONAL INTERNET SAFETY CONFERENCE FOR CHURCHES

22nd September 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS’S DAVID AND PAULINE PEARSON INVITED TO ADDRESS THREE CURRENT ‘SAFE CHURCH’ ISSUES IN AUSTRALIA BY THE NCCA

12th August 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE AND CHURCHES TOGETHER IN ENGLAND - "BLACK CHURCH LEADERS URGE GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE CHILD PROTECTION MEASURES FOR PASTORS, IN RESPONSE TO DISPATCHES PROGRAMME "BRITAIN'S WITCH CHILDREN."

3rd August 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

SIMON BASS TAKES OVER FROM DAVID PEARSON AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF CCPAS

2nd August 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS's SAFE AND SECURE DVD TO REACH MORE ETHNIC MINORITY SPEAKERS THAN ANY OTHER UK CHILD PROTECTION RESOURCE

28th July 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE, CHURCHES TOGETHER IN ENGLAND AND THE CHURCHES' CHILD PROTECTION ADVISORY SERVICE IN RESPONSE TO THE DISPATCHES PROGRAMME "BRITAIN'S WITCH CHILDREN".

26th July 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS SUPPORTS LONDON'S AFRICAN COMMUNITIES AS THEY CHALLENGE CHILD ABUSE.

26th July 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

DISPATCHES, CHANNEL 4, TONIGHT – COMMENT BY DAVID PEARSON, CEO, CHURCHES' CHILD PROTECTION ADVISORY SERVICE

23rd July 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS SUPPORTS LONDON'S AFRICAN COMMUNITIES AS THEY CHALLENGE CHILD ABUSE

28th June 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER THAT NEW VBS IS DETERRING VOLUNTEERS FROM WORKING WITH CHILDREN, SAYS CCPAS

11th June 2010 -Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS APPOINTS TWO NEW SENIOR SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

10th June 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS WARMLY WELCOMES GOVERNMENT’S TIMELY AND SENSIBLE REVIEW OF CHILD PROTECTION IN ENGLAND

9th April 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

SANCTUARY BECOMES PART OF CCPAS

24th February 2010 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS WELCOMES C of E’S CHILD PROTECTION REVIEW BUT WARNS AGAINST ANY FUTURE COMPLACENCY

15th December 2009 - Download Word document Download PDF document

NEW RESEARCH BY CCPAS SHOWS CHILDREN STILL NOT SAFE IN UK CHURCHES, DESPITE HOYTE SENTENCE TODAY

9th December 2009 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS ONLY CHRISTIAN ORGANISATION OUT OF 14 CHOSEN TO EXHIBIT AT GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED CHILD PROTECTION SUMMIT ADDRESSED BY GORDON BROWN

26th November 2009 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS SAYS CHURCHES STILL COMPLACENT IN SOME AREAS OF SAFEGUARDING

20th October 2009 - Download Word document Download PDF document

LETTER TO THE TIMES ON TRUSTEES CRB CHECKS AND THE NEW VETTING AND BARRING SCHEME

9th October 2009 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CHURCHES GREATLY REASSURED BY GOVERNMENT’s NEW ISA/VBS ROADSHOWS, SAYS CCPAS

17th September 2009 - Download Word document Download PDF document

ISA VBS REVIEW - "HOLD YOUR NERVE, MINISTER", URGES CCPAS

5th June 2009 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS URGES CHURCHES TO AIM HIGHER WITH CHILD PROTECTION AS IT PUBLISHES NEW KEY FACTS BOOKLET

23rd September 2008 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS HEAD INTERVIEWED BY ESTHER RANTZEN ON CHILD PROTECTION FOR PRIME TIME TERRESTRIALTELEVISION “CCPAS checks find on average six people a week who should not be working with children”

15th September 2008 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS WELCOMES END TO ‘POSTCODE LOTTERY’ OF POLICE DISCLOSURE OF KNOWN SEX OFFENDERS TO PLACES OF WORSHIP ‘significant step’ in fight to tackle child abuse in churches, says CCPAS

14th August 2008 - Download Word document Download PDF document

‘CHURCHES ARE LIKE SUPERMARKETS - OPEN TO ALL. SO
ALL WORSHIPPERS MUST ACT TO ENSURE CHILD SAFETY’

18th April 2008 - Download Word document Download PDF document

PUT LOVE BACK INTO CHILDCARE, SAYS CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE FORUM

20th March 2008 - Download Word document Download PDF document

POLICING INNOCENCE FAILS TO OFFER SOLUTIONS IN FIGHT AGAINST CHILD ABUSE, SAYS CCPAS

5th February 2008 - Download Word document Download PDF document

GOVERNMENT MUST START TO HEAL DAMAGED ADULT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP IN UK, SAYS CCPAS

30th January 2008 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CHILD PROTECTION SEMINAR TO HELP PLACES OF WORSHIP ‘FACE THE UNTHINKABLE’

1st November 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

PAST VICTIMS OF ABUSE SHOULD NOT WAIT FOR C of E CHILD ABUSE REVIEW BUT SHOULD COME FORWARD NOW, SAYS CCPAS

1st October 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS LAUNCHES NEXT IN SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF HELP BOOKLETS: HELP ….I WANT TO WORK SAFELY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AND CHILDREN

21st September 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS AND SALTMINE “DE-BUNK THE NONSENSE” OF CHILD PROTECTION IN ITS OUT OF THE BOX ROADSHOWS –COMING SOON TO A TOWN NEAR YOU

13th June 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

NEW GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS TO FORCE POLICE TO DISCLOSE DETAILS OF LOCAL SEX OFFENDERS TO CHURCHES FOR FIRST TIME

CCPAS welcomes new initiative

6th June 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CONGOLESE PASTORSHIP “MUST ENSURE THAT ITS ROBUST NEW CHILD PROTECTION POLICIES ARE CASCADED THROUGHOUT CONGOLESE CHURCHES – IN THE UK , EUROPE AND THE CONGO ”, SAYS CCPAS

25th May 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

'HIGH TIME VICTIMS' VOICES WERE HEARD', SAYS CCPAS OVER RECENT ABUSE CASES IN THE CHURCH

"Independent reviews needed in every diocese to prevent repetitions"

4th May 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

SIX KEY QUESTIONS CHURCH OF ENGLAND MUST ANSWER OVER RECENT ABUSE CONVICTIONS, SAYS CCPAS

"Independent review needed to prevent further repetitions"

30th April 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

OPEN LETTER TO THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

26th April 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CHURCH SERIOUSLY MISHANDLED' HALLIDAY ABUSE CASE, SAYS CCPAS

'Complete red herring' to claim law was different back then

10th April 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS WELCOMES NEW 'MEGANS LAW' PROPOSAL - BUT ONLY IF THERE IS "RESPONSIBLE DISCLOSURE"

6th February 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS URGES CHURCHES ACROSS UK TO TAKE PART IN THINKUKNOW – NEW EUROPEAN CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE CHILD SAFETY ON THE INTERNET Leading child protection agency welcomes report but raises serious questions on implementation

2nd February 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CHILD ABUSE LINKED TO BELIEF IN SPIRIT POSSESSION – ‘NEW DfES GUIDELINES WILL FAIL CHILDREN WITHOUT CONCERTED ACTION NOW', SAYS CCPAS

25th January 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

ROOTING OUT CHILD ABUSE NEEDS THE SUPPORT OF LOCAL AND FAITH COMMUNITIES, SAYS CCPAS:”Engaging with the community essential in gathering evidence for prosecutions”

12th January 2007 - Download Word document Download PDF document

“'THEM VERSUS US' STAND OFF BETWEEN AUTHORITIES AND FAITH GROUPS MAY LEAD TO CHILD ABUSE IN ISOLATED FAITH COMMUNITIES”, SAYS CCPAS

28th November 2006 - Download Word document Download PDF document

LEADING FORMER MET POLICE DETECTIVE INSPECTOR BOB PULL JOINS CCPAS

1st November 2006 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS STAFF SALUTED BY PM AT 10 DOWNING STREET RECEPTION FOR THOSE WORKING WITH VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE

11th October 2006 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS EXPANDS INTO PROTECTING VULNERABLE ADULTS

26th September 2006 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS PRODUCES NEW PARENTS' GUIDE TO ONLINE CHILD PROTECTION

21st September 2006 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS THROWS WEIGHT BEHIND CEOP'S NEW CRACKDOWN ON CHILD SEX ABUSE - CCPAS AGREES TO PARTNER CEOP TO PROMOTENEW ONLINE SAFETY CAMPAIGN IN CHURCHES

2nd August 2006 - Download Word document Download PDF document

MINISTER RECOMMENDS CCPAS ‘SAFE & SECURE’ BOOKLET TO EVERY NEW LOCAL SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARDS

29th June 2006 - Download Word document Download PDF document

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARDS MUST TAKE THE LEAD IN DISCOVERING NEWLY-ESTABLISHED FAITH GROUPS WHERE CHILDREN COULD BE AT RISK, SAYS CCPAS

13th April 2006 - Download Word document Download PDF document

WELL OVER 2000 CHURCHES IN UK HAVE NO CHILD PROTECTION POLICY - MAJOR NEW SURVEY FROM CCPAS

8th February 2006 - Download Word document Download PDF document

METROPOLITAN POLICE IN NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH CCPAS TO MAKE CHILDREN 'SAFE & SECURE'

3rd February 2006 - Download Word document Download PDF document

NEW CCPAS CHILD PROTECTION DVD PACK HIGHLIGHTS BEST PRACTICE IN AFRICAN CHURCHES

13th January 2006 - Download Word document Download PDF document

ABSENCE FROM GOVERNMENT LISTS IS NOT CARTE BLANCHE TO APPOINT SOMEONE TO WORK WITH CHILDREN, INSISTS CCPAS

12th January 2006 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS RESPOND TO RADIO 4 TODAY PROGRAMME - CONGOLESE CHURCHES AND ABUSE

31st October 2005 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS EXPANDS INTO SECULAR CHILD PROTECTION WITH PUBLICATION OF ‘SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

21st July 2005 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS SETS OUT 'GOOD SENSE' CHECKLIST FOR SUMMER CAMPS

8th July 2005 - Download Word document Download PDF document

‘CHILD POSSESSION' ABUSE CASE ATYPICAL AND “MUST NOT BE AN EXCUSE TO VILIFY AFRICAN CHURCHES”, SAYS CCPAS

20th June 2005 - Download Word document Download PDF document

DAVID AND PAULINE PEARSON TO HOST 1000th ‘FACING THE UNTHINKABLE' SEMINAR FOR CCPAS

18th May 2005 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS TO HOLD SEMINARS THIS YEAR TO HELP UK CHURCHES ‘FACE THE UNTHINKABLE'

10th May 2005 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS UNVEILS FIRST-EVER DVD PASTORAL CARE TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR SEX OFFENDERS, PLUS NEW CARE PROGRAMME FOR ALL AFFECTED BY ABUSE

24 February 2005 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CHURCHES' STILL HAVE ROLE TO PLAY IN 'DELIVERANCE MINISTRY' BUT MUST ADHERE TO STRICT GUIDELINES TO AVOID ANOTHER CLIMBIE' SAYS CCPAS

27 January 2005 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS BACKS BOLD INITIATIVE TO NIP CHILD ABUSE IN THE BUD

24 November 2004 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS TO ADVISE CHURCHES IN DEALING WITH SEX OFFENDERS IN THEIR CONGREGATIONS

26 October 2004 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS MAKES 'HELP' MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED ABUSE

16 July 2004 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CHRISTIANS MUST FACE UP TO REALITY OF ABUSE IN THE CHURCH SAYS NEW BOOK BY CCPAS

24 June 2004 - Download Word document Download PDF document

CCPAS ANNOUNCE CONFERENCES TO AID CHURCHES STRUGGLING TO CARE FOR VICTIMS OF SEX ABUSE Day seminars designed to help churches act on CTBI 'Time for Action' report

27May 2004

CCPAS 'SPECIAL NEEDS' CONFERENCE WILL ASK, "IS YOUR CHURCH READY?" FOR DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT

10 May 2004

CCPAS LAUNCHES 'FIRST EVER' POCKET GUIDE TO HELP PROTECT CHILDREN AGAINST INTERNET PORN

26 March 2004

"LACK OF SAFEGUARDS BY CHURCHES IN RECRUITMENT OF YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S WORKERS IS THREAT TO CHILD PROTECTION" SAYS CCPAS

8 March 2004

"FAILURE OF 'CHILDREN BILL' TO RECOGNISE ROLE OF CHURCHES IS SERIOUS OMISSION" SAYS CCPAS

17 December 2003

CCPAS ACTS TO RE-ASSURE CHURCHES IN LIGHT OF IAN HUNTLEY FAILINGS Failings in criminal records training and information controls must be addressed

29 August 2003

'SPECIAL CHILDREN, SPECIAL NEEDS' TO BE PUBLISHED ON 19 SEPTEMBER Simon Bass's new book aims to better integrate disabled and special needs children into the church

10 July 2003

CHILD PROTECTION SEMINARS HELP CHURCHES TO 'FACE THE UNTHINKABLE'

1 July 2003

CCPAS TO LAUNCH 10TH EDITION OF KEY PUBLICATION 'GUIDANCE TO CHURCHES' Demand for churches child protection manual grows one hundred fold in 10 years

24 April 2003

CCPAS LAUNCHES NEW POCKET GUIDE FOR YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S WORKERS TO PREVENT REPEAT OF CASES LIKE VICTORIA CLIMBIE

31 January 2003

CCPAS AND EA NORTHERN IRELAND BACK LAMING INQUIRY FINDINGS BUT SAY REAL CHANGE IS NECESSARY TO PREVENT ANOTHER VICTORIA CLIMBIE TRAGEDY Child Protection policies should be made mandatory for churches

27 January 2003

CCPAS GIVES BACKING TO LAMING INQUIRY BUT SAYS WITHOUT REAL CHANGE VICTORIA CLIMBIE COULD HAPPEN AGAIN Child Protection policies should be made mandatory for churches

6 January 2003

CCPAS WELCOMES GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN WARNING OF THE DANGERS OF THE INTERNET Churches can help promote the safe use of the internet and associated communication technologies

12 December 2002

CCPAS APPOINTS NEW CHAIRMAN. CCPAS issues 200,000th training guide to help churches with child protection procedures

2 December 2002

CCPAS SAYS "TIME FOR TALKING IS OVER", AHEAD OF PUBLICATION OF CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND REPORT ON SEX ABUSE "Report must be backed up by denominational action plans" says CCPAS Director

21st November 2002

CCPAS STATEMENT REGARDING THE RECENT REVELATIONS OF CHILD ABUSE WITHIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

20th November 2002

CCPAS ISSUES CHURCHES WITH SAFE GUIDELINES FOR SANTA CLAUS

14th November 2002

CCPAS SIGNAL EXPANSION WITH APPOINTMENT OF FIRST EVER INFORMATION OFFICER

26th September 2002

CCPAS URGE CHURCHES TO CONTINUE WITH CRB CHECKS New CRB checks should be just one part of overall Child Protection Policy

10th June 2002

CCPAS CALLS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS

25th April 2002

CCPAS BACK'S POPE'S STAND ON PAEDOPHILE PRIESTS BUT DOES HE GO FAR ENOUGH? 'Child abuse is a crime - but repentance is possible'

31st March 2002

CHURCHES MUST MAKE USE OF NEW CRB CHECKS, URGES CCPAS

23rd March 2002

DEATH OF VICTORIA CLIMBIE 'MUST SERVE AS WAKE-UP CALL TO THE CHURCH', CCPAS TELLS OFFICIAL INQUIRY Counsel prioritises statutory regulations for churches in list of concerns

20th February 2002

VICTORIA CLIMBE ENQUIRY CALLS ON CHURCHES TO TAKE MORE PROFESSIONAL APPROACH TO CHILD PROTECTION Counsel prioritises statutory regulations for churches in list of concerns

12th February 2002

LACK OF CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING IN THEOLOGICAL COLLEGES THREATENS MORE CLIMBIE TRAGEDIES, SAYS CCPAS. CCPAS Submission to Climbie Inquiry

Full report: Report on the survey conducted by the CCPAS concerning Child Protection Training in Christian Theological Colleges

7th February 2002

ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY WOMEN CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE IN CHURCHES, SAYS CCPAS