The House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy has been adopted by All Saints and St Richards Churches and is implemented in all our work with children and vulnerable adults by the Parochial Church Council.
Jane Brackpool is the representative of the PCC as Parish Safeguarding Officer and ensures that people are familiar with and adhere to the policy. If you wish to volunteer for a ministry at either church; need a DBS check; report a safeguarding concern or allegation, then contact her on 01892 663149 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
See our Safeguarding Statement here.
See our code of conduct here.
Here is a link to the Safeguarding Policy: www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
If you are a child and you need to talk to someone about things that are happening to you that you don’t like, please click on this link which takes you the Childline website, or telephone Childline on 0800 1111
If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click on this link, click on the option on the left that most describes the situation you are concerned about, and follow the advice and further links you find there. Please remember to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as well once you have contacted the statutory authorities.
Children services 01323 464222
Parent line plus 0808 800 222
Emergency Social work team 01273 335906 (out of hours) 01273 335905
Diocesan Safeguarding children adviser 01273 421021
Resources to download:
Parish E-Safety Policy
Expressing Concerns and ‘Whistleblowing’: Policy and Guidance
Responding to Safeguarding Allegations in the Parish: Parish Policy and Guidance
PCR2 Making Churches Safer