Questions 4 – The Bishop and “Risk Assessments”

The 2017 document “Key Roles and Responsibilities of Church Office Holders and Bodies Practice Guidance” affirms that it is a Bishop’s legal duty includes: “discharging his/her legal duties to have regard for safeguarding in the authorizations of ministers and the exercise of discipline. This would include…where satisfied, directing a priest or deacon who has authority to officiate in the diocese, to undergo a risk assessment”.