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If a child or adult is at risk of immediate harm call 999 now. To report an online concern to the Police Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, click the button below.

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

David Butcher, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Mobile: 07785 621319
Office (Home): 01638 718939

To discuss diocesan safeguarding training, please contact:

Craig Hutton, Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer and Training Coordinator
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
CLERGY: clergy.dbs@cofesuffolk.org
LAY: lay.dbs@cofesuffolk.org
TRAINING: safeguarding.training@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, Director of Strategic Planning and Communications

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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