Benefice background

Buckerell is in a "benefice" (a collection of parishes). The benefice was created by an ecclesiastical pastoral scheme (a legal document) on the 16th December 2020.

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The parish of Buckerell is committed to the safeguarding of all, especially children, young people, and vulnerable adults.

As a church we have adopted the House of Bishops’ National Safeguarding Policies and Practice, details of which are available on the Church of England website.

We have also displayed the ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ poster on the notice board in the church porch.

All those working with children and adults at risk have received safeguarding training and support.

Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be dealt with diligently and promptly, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved.

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to our Parish Safeguarding Officer:

Ian Tucker 07432 645 314.

You could also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 1111.