Safeguarding Statement

At All Saints Kesgrave we regard Safeguarding with the utmost priority. All of our leaders and volunteers are trained in Safeguarding procedures, whilst any worker who may be in contact with vulnerable people is also subject to government DBS checks. We have adopted the Church of England House of Bishops safeguarding policy called “Promoting a Safer Church” and the details for parishes can be viewed in the Parish Safeguarding Handbook.  Our safeguarding training is available here. Our simple commitments to you are shown in the poster below, which is also available on our church noticeboard in the porch.

If you know anyone who you think may be suffering abuse or may be abusing someone, you can always seek advice. To help with this we provide the various local Church contacts plus additional contacts for some specific situations. If your situation is an emergency please always dial 999.

Our local contacts are:

Safeguarding Officer for All Saints Little Bealings and All Saints Kesgrave: John Wittgreffe, 07857 838678   Click here to email

Vicar:  Rev Robin Spittle 07443 924285  Click here to email

Diocesan (regional) Safeguarding Advisor: Karen Galloway 07785 621319  (recently taken over from David Butcher, keeping the same contact number)

Please see also the additional contacts in our safeguarding poster below, or alternatively  see them on our Diocesan safeguarding website: helplines recommended by your Diocesan Safeguarding team.

Further useful tools and templates for helping with Safeguarding procedures can be found on the C of E Safeguarding Website.