Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
The Diocese of Norwich is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community.
If you have a safeguarding concern, allegation or suspicions of abuse about a children or vulnerable adult, please immediately contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser using the following Report A Concern referral form which should be emailed to:
Where a child or adult is at imminent risk, call 999 or for:
- Norfolk: a child or adult call 0344 800 8020
- Suffolk: a child or adult call 0808 800 4005
Information for Parishes and Clergy
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and at the heart of our Christian faith.
A message from Bishop Graham about safeguarding:
“The Diocese of Norwich is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely. I take that commitment very seriously and believe that making our churches safe for all is everyone’s responsibility. To enable that, our diocesan safeguarding team provides professional advice and training, as well as supporting those who may have suffered abuse. I commend to you the important policies and procedures detailed here. It is my prayer that they will help to ensure that all can flourish.”
The Church of England is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community. You can view the national Church of England safeguarding site here.
In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.