Everyone at the Box River Benefice has a responsibility to keep our children, young people and adults safe and protected.
We follow the 6 safeguarding commitments of the Church of England. Find out more here
We have Parish Safeguarding Officers in each parish whose responsibilities include ensuring that everyone who has significant contact with children or vulnerable adults is properly checked and monitored. They can provide advise and guidance on any safeguarding related matter. Their details can be found on each of the church noticeboards.
We work closely with the police and social services when specific concerns about children or vulnerable adults arise. Our Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Karen Galloway, is available to support and advise parishes and individuals.
If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact our Benefice Safeguarding Officer or the Rector. They can be contacted by email or phone:
Safeguarding Officer – Tom Bowen – email@example.com, 07588 871220
Rector – The Revd Rob Parker-McGee – firstname.lastname@example.org, 01787 210434
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor can be contacted by email at email@example.com
General advice and guidance can be found on the Diocesan Website at https://www.cofesuffolk.org/for-parishes/promoting-a-safer-church/