Safeguarding is everyone's role.

All those involved in our three churches are committed to the safety of all our members and take Safeguarding seriously. The welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance to us and we aim to do everything that we can to provide a safe and caring environment whilst they attend our groups and activities. All our children’s and youth leaders, Elders, Readers and Clergy hold current enhanced DBS checks appropriate to their role and receive regular safeguarding training.

Have a concern? Speak to our team...

Our Safeguarding Lead is the Vicar, Daniel Whiffin (phone: 01787 228292).
The Parish Safeguarding Officer in Assington and Little Cornard is Phyllida Hallidie.
The Parish Safeguarding Officer in Bures is Carol Barnham.
You can also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Karen Galloway, by phone on 07885 621319 or email at [email protected].

God loves and safeguards everyone.
As God's children we want to do the same.

In 2018, all three PCCs of St Mary the Virgin Bures, St Edmund King and Martyr Assington, and All Saints Little Cornard unanimously agreed to adopt ‘The House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church‘ Safeguarding Policy Statement and ‘The House of Bishops’ and Diocesan Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guide. Further details can be found on the Diocesan Website at

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