Parish Safeguarding

As a church we take our safeguarding responsibilities towards children and vulnerable adults very seriously and endeavour to ensure that all those within our congregation can enjoy our services and activities in a safe way.  
We have a defined, robust recruitment policy for both paid staff and the many volunteers that are so essential to the smooth running of our church activities.  
We also review the latest guidance issued by the relevant church and statutory agencies and implement their recommendations on a timely basis. 

Our safeguarding officers are Margaret Calver (children) and Morag Hardinge (adults) and they can be contacted by email at safeguarding.stgeorges@gmail.com with any concerns you may have or for more information.

Please take a look at the following links which give more detail of our Safeguarding Policies at St George's.

Behaviour Code for Adults Working with Children

Parish E Safety Policy

Parish 'Whistleblowing' Policy

Parish Policy & Guidance for Responding to Allegations

Protecting All God's Children

Parish Safeguarding Handbook

 

Further Help and Support 

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 go to 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 go to the Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding website to find out how you can do that.  Scroll down that page to find links to various support organisations for you to contact.

To report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click on this link: What to do if...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 (see below) once you have contacted the statutory authorities.

Contact the Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding Team