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Safeguarding Statement

St Mary’s Ufford  is committed to the welfare of the children and young people who attend activities provided by the Benefice and the vulnerable adults supported by the Benefice.  All staff and volunteers are expected to promote a positive attitude towards the children, young people and vulnerable adults, valuing them and treating them with respect. 


In our church community we will:


Treat all children, young people and vulnerable adults with respect and dignity

Ensure that their welfare and safety is paramount at all times

Always act in a professional way and not accept bullying

Liaise openly with parents and carers

Only use physical contact if absolutely necessary

Avoid being alone with children and young people at all times

Listen to, and act upon, any disclosures/allegations/concerns of abuse against children, young people or vulnerable adults

Attend appropriate Safeguarding Training

Make activities fun and enjoyable

Follow the safer recruitment process of the diocese to ensure all volunteers and paid staff are approved and adequately trained

Details of our policy are published below

If you have any questions or concerns please contact

  Revd Paul Hambling  Tel: 01394 387491

Safeguarding Policy

The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of the whole church. Everyone who participates in the life of the church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all.

Safeguarding is an integral part of the mission and ministry of the church in this diocese and is in line with our Growing in God strategy. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

It is our policy to:

Promote a safer environment and culture

Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility relating those groups who are at increased risk of harm or abuse within the church

Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons

Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons

Respond to those who may pose a present risk to others

Rector: Revd Paul Hambling  Tel: 01394 387491

St Mary’s will work collaboratively with the Diocesan advisers who also work with Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board, Suffolk Safeguarding Adults Board and Suffolk Police Public Protection.