Promote a Safer Church
The Church of England safeguarding policy statement is based on five foundations and offers six overarching policy commitments:
Promoting a safer environment and culture
Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church
Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others
The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of the whole church. Everyone who participates in the life of the church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all.
Call 999 if a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm.
We fully adopt the safeguarding policy statement for children, young people and adults as set out by the Church of England in the ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ document.
For further information, please follow the link below.
Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Safeguarding information
Parish address: Honey Hill & Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Incumbent: Christopher (Tiffer) Robinson contact via Work line 01284 220 197
Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO): Jean Hardy contact 07871 399003
Associate Vicar with responsibility for St Peter’s: Andy Williams
Further Contact Details:
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Karen Galloway 07785 621319
Bishop’s Advisor: 01473 298522
NSPCC: 0800 800 500
Childline: 0800 1111
Social Services: 01473 715111
Suffolk Council Customer First online referrals or telephone: 0808 8004005
Stop it Now: 0808 1000 900
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141