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.

We have a Safeguarding eNews that is sent out across the diocese a few times a year - below you can download the published copies.

Safeguarding eNews August 2023 | PDF


Name and email Role Telephone
Karen Galloway Diocesan Safeguarding Officer 07785 621319 (available 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Friday)
Catherine Banthorp Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Officer 07394 568403 (available 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Wednesday)
  Safeguarding Administrator (currently vacant)  Safeguarding general enquires Safeguarding training enquiries  
Lisa Hicks Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer and Training Coordinator 07485 329226 (part-time flexible hours, Lisa will respond as soon as available)
Mark Bee Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer and Training Coordinator 07483 006378 (part-time flexible hours, Mark will respond as soon as available)

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.

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


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