The care and protection of young and vulnerable people is paramount. Our approach is laid out in the following Safeguarding Policy statement. If you would like further information, or have any concerns about safeguarding, please contact one of the following people:
- Safeguarding officer: Katie Gunn, 01379 783556 or 07930 320725
- Rector: Rev. Chris Norburn, 01379 898685
- Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Karen Galloway, 07785 621319
Further information about safeguarding is available from the Diocean website
RBR Church Safeguarding Policy
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 parish. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
It is our policy to:
- Promote a safe environment and culture
- Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility for groups 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 present risk to others
In order to fulfil the above policy, we will comply with the National Churches and Diocesan requirements that all who need a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) will obtain one and that we will provide appropriate levels of safeguarding training in order to raise awareness and create an atmosphere of ‘informed vigilance’.
This parish works in collaboration with the Diocese on safeguarding, who in turn work collaboratively with Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board, Suffolk Safeguarding Adults Board and Suffolk Police Public Protection.
If you believe that a child or adult is at risk of immediate harm call 999 now.