Reporting a safeguarding concern

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

If you have a safeguarding concern, allegation or suspicions of abuse about a child or vulnerable adult please immediately contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser using the following Report a Concern referral form which should be emailed to


Report a Concern Referral Form 


Where a child or adult is at imminent risk call 999, or for:

  • a child or adult in Norfolk call 0344 800 8020
  • a child or adult in Suffolk call 0808 800 4005


Both of our Safeguarding Advisers can be contacted on:

01603 882345

Postal address: Safeguarding Team, Bishop’s House, Norwich, NR3 1SB


If you wish to directly contact one of the advisers, their contact details are:

Sue Brice, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
07958 377079 or
Bishop’s House, Norwich, NR3 1SB

Or alternatively, contact Peter Sayer, Diocesan Assistant Safeguarding Adviser
07342 999386 or
Bishop’s House, Norwich, NR3 1SB

Safe Spaces: an independent service supporting survivors of church-related abuse

Launched in September 2020, this service offers support to survivors of church-related abuse whether or not a report has been made. This independent service is run by the charity Victim Support and funded by the Church of England together with the Catholic Church in England and Wales and the Church in Wales. It is free to access via telephone, email or web-chat.

Other useful contacts:

  • NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000
  • Childline 0800 1111
  • Harbour Centre (Sexual Assualt Referral Centre) Norfolk 01603 276381
  • The Ferns (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) Suffolk 0300 123 5058
  • Refuge, Domestic abuse (women and men) 020 7395 7771
  • MACSAS (Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors) 0808 801 0340
  • NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood) 0808 801 0331