Author: Horsman, Sarah; Wright, Maureen; Barley, Lynda; Nash, Alena; Senior, Carl
Year Published: 2021
Lived experience, clerical trauma and the handling of complaints against clergy in the C of E
Created on 12 May 2021
Last updated on 25 May 2021
Moderated on 26 May 2021
'I was handed over to the dogs':
lived experience, clerical trauma and the handling of complaints against clergy in the Church of England
This paper is in-depth systematic analysis of the deeply troubling territory around the periphery of the formal Clergy Discipline Measure (CDM).
It deals with one section of the data collected in the Sheldon/Aston survey in the autumn of 2019. This comprises the narrative submissions by clergy who had been through a complaint, discipline or investigation process other than the formal stages of the Clergy Discipline Measure (CDM) itself. It gives voice to many previously unheard perspectives, and argues for careful attention to the scope and purpose of the replacement of the CDM.
See this page for context and links https://www.sheldonhub.org/cdm