Click here to view the Parish safeguarding policy.

Reporting abuse and finding support

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.

The National Safeguarding Team, NST, is working to increase the capacity and expertise of parishes, dioceses and other Church of England institutions to respond to safeguarding concerns and support victims and survivors. We are not able to offer either an emergency or 24-hour response but there are Safeguarding Advisors in every diocese and Safeguarding Officers in every parish.

If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns directly to the NST please email We will ensure that any concerns are referred to the relevant diocese and/or statutory agency, as appropriate.

Finding support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

Please contact the following people if you have any concerns regarding safeguarding;

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

Name: Revd. Rich Henderson

Role: Rector of Beccles

Tel: 01502 349143   email:


Name: Barry Darch

Role: Parish Safeguarding Officer

Tel: 01502 711318


Name: Tim Bonnett

Role: Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel: 07785621319