Safeguarding Statement:

St Mary’s Church, Benhall

Safeguarding Statement

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Mary’s Church, Benhall recognises that the welfare of children, young people, vulnerable adults and adults at risk is paramount and that we have a duty of care when they are in our charge. We will do everything that we can to provide a safe and caring environment whilst they attend our activities.

We will

  • Treat all children, young people and vulnerable adults with respect and celebrate their achievements
  • Recruit and select all those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults on our behalf in accordance with Diocesan Safer Recruitment Procedures
  • Provide a Code of Conduct for all staff to include the assessment of risk for key roles when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Respond to concerns and allegations without delay in accordance with Diocesan Safeguarding procedures

Our Statement of Safeguarding Church poster, which is on display in the church building can be viewed here:  www.cofesuffolk.org/uploads/99731PromotingaSaferChurchPoster.pdf 

Our local details are:

Elaine Hawes

Safeguarding Officer Alde River Benefice

NB   Based at St Mary’s, Benhall

elaine63hawes@gmail.com

07796 687252

Miranda Barclay

Safeguarding Officer Alde River Benefice

NB   Based at St Peter’s, Blaxhall 

mirandapcc@thesummerhouseinsnape.co.uk

07958 780880

Priest with Pastoral Oversight for all churches in the Alde River Benefice

Rev. Rachel Cornish 

01728 768136

Taiwo Ajayi

Interim Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

safeguarding.training@cofesuffolk.org

We are part of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. The Diocesan website has more information about Safeguarding

http://www.cofesuffolk.org/concerns-and-contacts

Non-urgent and general enquiries should be addressed to:

safeguarding@cofesuffolk.org

Get In Touch

RECTOR
Reverend Rachel Cornish: 01728 768136
reverend@benhallstmarys.co.uk

BENEFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Mrs Ann Boulter: 01728 831485

CHURCH WARDENS
Carolyn Glennon: 01728 605761
Elaine Hawes: 07796 687252

Location

St Mary's Church is part of the Alde River Benefice and can be found on:

Dead Mans Lane, Benhall, Suffolk IP17 1JL