Promoting a safer church

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.

Safeguarding is an integral part of the mission and ministry of the church in this diocese and is in line with our Growing in God strategy. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.


Name and email Role Telephone
Karen Galloway Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 07785 621319 (available 8am to 8pm)
Sally Fitch Safeguarding Administrator 01473 298540   Safeguarding general enquires 01473 298540
Claire Coles Safeguarding training 01473 298540





Our policy is to:

  • Promote a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruit and support everyone who is working with people who are at increased risk of harm or abuse within the church
  • Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
  • Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Respond to those who may pose a risk to others.

In order to fulfil the above policy, we will provide facilities to;

The diocese works collaboratively with Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership and Police Public Protection.


Report a concern

Information about reporting a concern Find out more.

Safeguarding resources

For Ministers and Safeguarding Officers Find out more.

Safeguarding support

Where to go for help and support Find out more.


Basic, Foundation and Leadership  Find out more.

Safer recruitment

Information about your DBS form Find out more.


Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Find out more.


Past Cases Review 2 is underway Find out more.

Page last updated: 1st December 2020 11:24 AM