Our Safeguarding Policy
As members of this PCC we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our
We recognise that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.
We are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued by
the House of Bishops.
We will carefully select and train all those who work or volunteer in positions of trust. We
will use the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools, to check the background of
We will respond, without delay, to every concern made that a person for whom we are
responsible may have been harmed.
We will co-operate fully with statutory agencies during any investigation concerning a
member of the church community.
We will seek to ensure that anyone for whom we have pastoral responsibility who has
suffered abuse is offered support that meets their needs.
We will respond appropriately to those who have committed sexual offences who wish to join
our fellowship, following House of Bishop's guidance and the advice of the Safeguarding
We will review this policy annually and as part of this process will ensure that all our
procedures, particularly in relation to the Disclosure and Barring Service, are up to date.
Our safeguarding officer is Mrs. Alison Soanes and you can contact her here
Read all our safeguarding related policies here
Chichester Diocese Safeguarding Policy
Here are some other useful contacts:
CCPAS 24hour helpline : 08451204550
Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Colin Perkins :01273 425792
Brighton and Hove City Council: 01273 290400 (children and young people) or 01273 295555 (adults)