The Mhinisteir has turned into a Safeguarding advocate. Like most people, he used to wonder if the Church of England was beginning to get a little too obsessed with Safeguarding.
We have had to face a few safeguarding issues here in our neck of the woods and it is only now that our eyes have been open. Thankfully nothing happened but It is quite astonishing as an ordinary person to see how slack the Church appears to be.
My feeling is that all these talk about Safeguarding is really to protect the instituition rather than the victims. A letterin the latest Church Times seems to sum up my feelings.