Safeguarding


Safeguarding statement

The eight parishes that comprise Hunstanton and the Saxon Shore Benefice are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely.

As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us - whether ordained, employed or voluntary members - to work together to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse or harm.

We seek to uphold the highest safeguarding standards in our relationships with people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations.

Here is a link to the Safeguarding Statement published by The Diocese of Norwich where you can find the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor's contact details and details of how anyone can report a concern.

Policy documents

All of the Parishes that form Hunstanton and the Saxon Shore Benefice have confirmed and signed the following two documents produced by the Diocese of Norwich:
Safeguarding Principles Policy - Children and Young People in the Church
Safeguarding Principles Policy - Adults at Risk (Vulnerable Adults)

Furthermore, all of the parishes that form Hunstanton and the Saxon Shore Benefice have also confirmed and signed the Church of England’s Safeguarding policy for children, young people and adults - "Promoting a Safer Church"

Local Contact information

Here are the contact details for the Parish Safeguarding Officers (previously called Named Persons) appointed by the Parochial Church Council of each of the Parishes within Hunstanton and the Saxon Shore Benefice and who, together with the Church Wardens, have signed the two Safeguarding Principles Policy documents referred to above.


St. Mary's, Brancaster
Churchwardens: Janet Lake
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Janet Lake
Phone: 01485 210606
Email: ljaneve@aol.com
St. Mary's, Burnham Deepdale
Churchwarden: Verily Borthwick
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Catherine Golding
Phone: 01485 210438
Email: cat.golding@btinternet.com
St. Mary's, Holme-next-the-Sea
Churchwarden: Ann Rossington
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Sandra Betterton
Phone: 01485 525159
Email: sandra.betterton@btinternet.com
St. Edmund's, Hunstanton
Churchwarden: Jane Wood
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Paul Wood
Phone: withheld
Email: paulwood64@live.co.uk
St. Mary's, Old Hunstanton
Churchwardens: Christopher Guest & Howard Johnston
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Marie Jarvis
Phone: 07866 889967
Email: marie125@btinternet.com
St. Andrew's, Ringstead
Churchwarden: John Crofts
Parish Safeguarding Officer: John Crofts
Phone: 07950 067028
Email: johnpcrofts@gmail.com
All Saints, Thornham
Churchwarden: Janet Needham
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Janet Needham
Phone: 01485 512460
Email: adjaneedham@gmail.com
St. Mary's, Titchwell
Churchwardens: Susan Bradshaw & Ann Goulden
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Ann Goulden
Phone: withheld
Email: swamphen9@gmail.com

Bishop's Office Contact information

If you have a safeguarding concern or questions about a child or vulnerable adult, you can always contact direct the Bishop's Safeguarding Adviser,
Sue Brice on 07958 377079 or email: sue.brice@dioceseofnorwich.org
Postal address: Bishop's House, Norwich NR3 1SB

Or alternatively contact the Bishop’s Assistant Safeguarding Adviser,
Sian Griffiths on 07342 999386 or email: sian.griffiths@dioceseofnorwich.org
Postal Address: Bishop's House, Norwich NR3 1SB.
(Please note Sian works on a part time basis.)

Or call Norfolk safeguarding 0344 800 8020
Or call the Police on 999 in an emergency.

If you are a child or young person who is anxious or afraid,
you can call Childline free on 0800 1111 or go to the Childline website.

This page last updated 10th June 2020