Safeguarding at Horringer Church
The parish of Horringer: St Leonard is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
It is morally and legally right, and also our Christian duty, to provide a safe environment where all can flourish. We act promptly on any complaints made, working in close partnership with the St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocesan Office on any such matters. Our staff and volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults are provided with safeguarding training and support.
When churches or individuals fall short of their duty of care, or there are any safeguarding concerns about a child or vulnerable adult, the matter should be reported without delay.
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please report them immediately using the details on the poster linked below . The poster can also be seen on the noticeboard in all our churches.
Remember, if it doesn't feel right, report it. Your information could be the missing piece of the jigsaw.
The Parochial Church Councils of the Horringer Benefice review their specific commitments to safeguarding annually and have adopted The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults, “Promoting a Safer Church” (July 2017) which can be accessed here (link).
The St Edmundsbury & Ipswich diocesan contacts for safeguarding can be viewed on this webpage (link).