Safeguarding at St Wilfrid's
At St Wilfrid’s the PCC, Wardens and Clergy are committed to doing all we can to ensure that the church and its various events comply with safeguarding best practice. This goes further than requiring up-to-date DBS checks on all persons in positions of authority or who have contact with children and vulnerable adults. We are seeking to develop and maintain a culture that is aware of the issues at stake, where people have the relevant training to be part of the solution rather than the problem, and where they know whom to contact and where to look to find helpful information.
We subscribe to the safeguarding policy of the Diocese of Chichester. (Click HERE to access the policy and other useful documents.)
St Wilfrid’s Safeguarding Officer: Gary Smith (07504 489505)
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Colin Perkins (01273 425792)
Diocesan Safeguarding website: (Click HERE)
The phone number to call if you are worried about a child in East Sussex is 01323 464222, or 01273 335906, or 01273 335905 for out-of-hours calls. The website giving more information about how to refer concerns and what help might be offered can be accessed by clicking HERE.
The phone number to call if you are worried about an adult in East Sussex is 0345 60 80 191 (8 am to 8 pm). The website giving more information about how to refer concerns and what help might be offered can be accessed by clicking HERE.
Other Useful Links
For useful websites click on the following links:
Forms that can be downloaded
Reporting Concerns about a Child. Click HERE.
When completed this form should be handed to our Safeguarding Officer (see above).
Behaviour Code for Adults working with Children. Click HERE.
Pastoral Code of Conduct at St Wilfrid's. Click HERE.
Parish Whistleblowing Policy. Click HERE
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