If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.



St. Thomas Church

Bishop Martin presides over Eucharist at St. Thomas



This parish recognises that the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is paramount and that we all have a duty of care. We will do everything that we can to provide a safe and caring environment whilst they attend activities and worship in our church.

We will:

  • Treat all children, young people and vulnerable adults and groups with respect and celebrate their achievements.
  • Recruit and select all those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults or groups on our behalf, including volunteers, in accordance with Church of England Practice Guidance on Safer Churches.


  • Provide a job description and safeguarding training for all staff and volunteers to include the assessment of risk when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults. 
  • Respond to concerns and allegations without delay in accordance with Diocesan Safeguarding procedures.


When there is a disclosure of harm or there are concerns about the welfare of any children, young person or vulnerable adult, all adults in our church community are expected to share their concerns and allegations with one of the following:


More information on how you can report any safeguarding concerns is available from The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich at Safeguarding Concerns  .