Bere Regis: St John the Baptist


The West Purbeck Benefice is based in the beautiful Purbeck region in Dorset. Comprised of seven churches, the benefice provides a wide range of services and events in the churches and local community.

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West Purbeck Benefice takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

Parish Safeguarding Policies:
Each safeguarding policy is accessible by that Parish's link on the Home Page (see the menu at the top of all pages on this website, including this one - scroll up to the top on any page to see it). A link is also posted below.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact the relevant Parish Safeguarding Officer via the details on that parish's website.

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, details on poster above, or email [email protected]

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Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers
There are two Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors (DSAs), who work together on a job-share basis to provide safeguarding cover throughout the week. They are:

Mrs Suzy Futcher
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Suzy works 9am-5pm, Monday-Wednesday inclusive. She should be the first point of contact for urgent safeguarding advice from 8am-9pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 8am until 1pm on a Wednesdays (via mob 07500 664800), after which she will handover to Jem Carter as below.. Suzy is also the Safeguarding Adviser to Jersey.

Mr Jem (Jeremy) Carter
Safeguarding Adviser

Jem works 9am-5pm Tuesday-Friday inclusive, although one day a week (predominantly Tuesday) will be spent providing dedicated Safeguarding support to the Cathedral. Jem should be the first point of contact for urgent safeguarding advice from 1pm on Weds through until 5pm on a Friday. He is available on an ‘on call’ basis until 9pm on Wednesday and Thursday evenings – on mobile 07469 857888. Jem is also the Safeguarding Adviser to Guernsey.

Service provider ‘thirtyone:eight’ provides cover from 5pm on Friday until 8am the following Monday – Tel 0303 0031111.

Diocesan Safeguarding local policies

Diocesan safeguarding topics

Church of England Safeguarding nationally

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