Rev. Clive Fairclough
Suffolk Heights Benefice recognises that the welfare of young people and children is paramount and that we all have a duty of care when they are in our charge. We do everything we can to provide a safe and caring environment whilst they attend our activities’.
Suffolk Heights Benefice is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. All the Churches in the benefice adopt the safeguarding policy for children, young people and adults as set out in the ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ document issued by the Church of England and the House of Bishops’ and Diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. The safeguarding policy statements and practice guidance can be found at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
When there is a disclosure of harm or there are concerns about the welfare of any children, young people or vulnerable adult, all adults in our church community are expected to share their concerns with the Benefice Safeguarding Officer or the Rector.
Any referrals should be made without delay to Suffolk County Council Customer First – 0808 800 4005 (freephone from landlines and some mobiles).
If a child, young person or vulnerable adult is at risk of immediate harm, the police should be informed immediately – 999.