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To report or discuss a concern or for general safeguarding advice, please contact:

David Butcher

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Mobile/Out of Office Hours: 07785 621319

Office: 01638 718939



To discuss diocesan safeguarding training, please contact:

Craig Hutton

Safeguarding Trainer and Training Co-Ordinator

Mobile: 07795 974734

Office: 01473 298552


Training course enquiries should be sent to: safeguarding.training@cofesuffolk.org


To discuss and request criminal record checks and for general safeguarding team enquiries, (using the appropriate email address where applicable) please contact:

Sally Fitch, Administrator (Safeguarding)

Tel: 01473 298540



For Clergy DBS checks: clergy.dbs@cofesuffolk.org

For Lay DBS checks: lay.dbs@cofesuffolk.org

All other safeguarding related enquiries: safeguarding@cofesuffolk.org


For safeguarding governance enquiries (including the Bishop’s Safeguarding Panel) or to raise a concern/complaint about how a diocesan safeguarding matter has been handled, please contact:

Gavin Stone, Head of Transformation and Safeguarding

Mobile: 07917 385843

Office: 01473 298522



All and any safeguarding matters can also be raised in writing, appropriately marked:


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Diocesan Office, St Nicholas Centre,

4 Cutler Street, Ipswich, IP1 1UQ

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