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/
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The PCC  have adopted the following as our Safeguarding Policy on 30th April 2018 See here for the signed resolution. 

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1. We recognize that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives.
2. As members of this parish we commit ourselves to respectful pastoral care for all children and adults to whom we minister.
3. We commit ourselves to the safeguarding of people who may be vulnerable, ensuring their well­being in the life of this church.
4. We commit ourselves to promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust.
5. The parish commits itself to promoting the inclusion and empowerment of people who may be vulnerable.
6. It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent the physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse of vulnerable people and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
7. We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with people who may be vulnerable.
8. The parish is committed to supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who undertake work amongst people who may be vulnerable.
9. The parish adopts the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese.
10. Each person who works with vulnerable people will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church.

 
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.

 ROY BUCHANAN
PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER

 Contact Roy on 01892 750791

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ROO FROUDE - SAFEGUARDING ASSISTANT
 Contact Roo on 
07895 907016

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Other agencies you can turn to are:

East Sussex Local Authority Designated Officer

Single Point of Advice (SPoA) Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5pm and Fri 8.30am-4.30pm.

Phone: 01323 464222

Email: 0-19.SPOA@eastsussex.gov.uk or 0-19.SPOA@eastsussex.gcsx.gov.uk

Out of Hours Social Care Service - Children's services: 01273 335905/6
Childline - 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk
Kidscape - 020 7730 3300 or www.kidscape.org.uk


Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding

Click  here for all the details of the the Diocesan Safeguarding Team

COLIN PERKINS

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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
@: colin.perkins@chichester.anglican.org

MORAG KEANE
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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.

Tel: 07881580310
@: morag.keane@chichester.anglican.org

HELEN IRVING

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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

@: heleni@survivorsnetwork.org.uk