Here you will find some resources to help you to communicate details of PCR2 to people in your parish.
Parish magazine article
A parish magazine article has been written for you to consider for inclusion in your next parish magazine.
Copy for weekly notice sheet
A couple of short paragraphs have been written for you to consider for inclusion in your weekly notice sheets.
A church poster
A poster for you to print out and attach to your noticeboards can be downloaded here. It briefly informs people that PCR2 is happening, that it affects this parish, explains how a disclosure can be made, and where further information can be found.
Here is some copy for parishes to consider publishing on their website:
"All parishes are required to participate in a Past Cases Review, commissioned by the Church of England. PCR2, as it is known nationally, is part of the Church's ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. An Independent Reviewer will be looking at files relating to church officers in this parish, both lay and ordained, past and present.
"Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up."
Bishop Keith's letter
Parishes are required to communicate the PCR2 process. Please do download the letter Bishop Keith has sent and consider attaching it to your parish noticeboard.