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 Rector or one of our Parish Safeguarding Officers. They can be contacted by email:
Rector – The Revd Rob Parker-McGee – firstname.lastname@example.org
Boxford – Audrey Johnson – email@example.com
Edwardstone – Ineke Morris – firstname.lastname@example.org
Groton – Vacant (please contact one of the above)
Lt Waldingfield – Barbara Campbell – email@example.com
Newton Green – Paul Presland – firstname.lastname@example.org
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/