Safeguarding

Safeguarding

We take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in our church very seriously.  We follow the Chichester Diocese ‘Simple Quality Protects’ process for safer activities, safer people, safer practices and safer structures, and have adopted the guidance provided by the House of Bishops.

Our current safety policies are designed to promote safer environments, safer activities and safer recruitment of volunteers.

E-Safety Policy – May 2019
Parish Whistleblowing Policy – May 2019
Responding to Safeguarding Allegations – May 2019
Safeguarding Policy Statement (Ascension)
Behaviour Code (Ascension)

If you have any queries or concerns regarding safeguarding you can contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Tanya Gambardella (safeguarding.allsaintspatcham@gmail.com) or the Ascension Safeguarding Coordinator, Marian Eastwood (safeguarding.ascensionbrighton@gmail.com).

 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 are an adult and you need to access support about something that is happening to you, please click on this link to find out how you can do that, then Scroll down to find links to various support organisations for you to contact.  https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/Ihavebeenabused/

If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please click on this link. https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/contacttheteam/

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. https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/whatdoidoif/

Alternatively, Here are some other useful contacts:

  • CCPAS 24hour helpline : 08451204550

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

  • The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Colin Perkins :01273 425792

  • The Chichester Safeguarding Website: https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/

  • Brighton and Hove City Council: 01273 290400 (children and young people) or 01273 295555 (adults)

  • East Sussex County Council: 01323 464222 (children and young people) or 03456 080191 (adults)

  • West Sussex County Council: 01403 229900 (children and young people) or 01243 642121 (adults)

 

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