Keeping all God's people safe!
As a church we take safeguarding really seriously.
On the PCC we are taking all steps to ensure that our churches are among the first in the diocese to meet the Simply Quality Protects standards.
Find out more about that initiative here https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/video/
The PCC have adopted the following as our Safeguarding Policy
Parish of Frant with Eridge
As members of this PCC we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members.
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 each person.
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 Team.
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.
PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER
Contact Roy on 01892 750791
ROO FROUDE - SAFEGUARDING ASSISTANT
Contact Roo on 07895 907016
Other agencies you can turn to are:
Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding
Click here for all the details of the the Diocesan Safeguarding Team
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
With operational primary responsibility for casework, training and policy for all aspects of child and adult safeguarding. Colin is a former Probation Officer, with experience of working in public protection teams in Birmingham, Sussex, and Surrey, prior to joining the Diocese in 2011.
Tel: 01273 425792 / 07500 771210
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
I work with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to provide advice and assistance to churches throughout the diocese in matters of safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. I also manage the interface between parishes, police and local authorities when serious safeguarding concerns come to light, this includes when a child or adult has been harmed, when a criminal offence has been committed against or related to a child or vulnerable adult or when there is an indication that a person poses a risk to children or adults.
Independent Sexual Violence Advisor
I am an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) working for Survivors Network, co-located between the Survivors Network offices in Brighton and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team at Church House in Hove. I offer support to anyone who has experienced sexual violence and/or abuse within the Church. I provide emotional and practical advocacy support, and can support survivors to understand their options in terms of possible reporting to the Police, or making a complaint via the Church CDM procedures. I can also provide consultancy support to Clergy or others in the Church supporting people who have experienced sexual or domestic violence who may not want or need to work with me directly.
Tel: 01273 421021 / 07825235872