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Christ Church Moreton Hall
Safeguarding Statement

Christ Church Moreton Hall fully endorses the safeguarding policies of the Church of England regarding children and vulnerable adults. These policies emphasise that the Church of England is committed to:

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and all adults
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable
  • The establishment of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.

The first appendix linked below is our Parish Safeguarding Policy, agreed and signed by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) in February 2021.  This policy is reviewed on a yearly basis. The second appendix outlines our policy on the checks and training required for every volunteer and member of clergy at Christ Church Moreton Hall. The third appendix is a copy of the important Church of England document “Promoting a safer church” – all members of the PCC and all clergy/lay ministers are familiar with this document.
The fourth appendix, linked below, is our PCC agreed church procedure for dealing with any safeguarding concerns or allegations.
The person with operational responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults within the church is the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Heather Lovell, tel. 07889 202877.

The Incumbent, Revd Jonathan Ford, has overall responsibility for safeguarding. He can be contacted in case of concern, on 01284 769956 or 01284 725391 (church office).

We are part of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. The diocese website has further information about safeguarding:

The diocese safeguarding manager (Karen Galloway) can be contacted on 07785 621319.

Appendix 1 - Parish Safeguarding Policy:

Appendix 2 - Checks and Training:

Appendix 3 - Promoting a Safer Church:

Appendix 4 - Dealing with Concerns or Allegations: