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General Synod to debate Independent Safeguarding Board closure

A motion has been tabled for this weekend's Generfal Synod meeting in York, calling on the Archbishops’ Council, working with its Audit Committee, to commission an independent inquiry led by a senior lawyer (judge or King’s Counsel) into the safeguarding bodies, functions, policies and practice in and of the Church of England, to report within a maximum period of 12 months, and for a subsequent debate by the Synod to enable it to make decisions about future safeguarding in the Church of England.