Safeguarding

At St Edmund’s we are committed to the safety of all our members and take Safeguarding seriously. The welfare of children, young people and adults at risk is of paramount importance to us and we aim to do everything that we can to provide a safe and caring environment whilst they attend our groups and activities. All our children’s and youth leaders, Elders, Readers and Clergy hold current enhanced DBS checks appropriate to their role and receive regular safeguarding training. Our Safeguarding contact is Angela Morley. If you have any concerns about the possible abuse of a child, young person or adult at risk, please contact us. 01787 227407

The St Edmund’s PCC have unanimously agreed to adopt ‘The House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church‘ Safeguarding Policy Statement and ‘The House of Bishops’ and Diocesan Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guide. Further details can be found on the Diocesan Website at www.cofesuffolk.org/concerns-and-contacts.

You can also contact the following organisations who offer excellent confidential support for those with concerns regarding abuse:

Suffolk Police - Non-Emergency number 101

Suffolk County Council Customer First 0808 800 4005

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation: 0800 1000 900

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre: 0370 496 7622

Woman’s Aid and Refuge Crisis National Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Diocesan Safeguarding Information