“Safeguarding is at the centre of our faith, in our practice, in our worship, in our praying, and in our believing. In other words, safeguarding needs to become integral to the very DNA of the Church rather than an appendage, with good safeguarding behaviours flowing naturally and intuitively.

Core safeguarding learning pathways (Basic Awareness, Foundation, Leadership and Senior Leadership) have been developed as a modular programme which builds learning according to role.
Refresher learning should be completed at a three-yearly interval and will keep knowledge and skills up to date. It is expected that everyone will have been trained to the required level within each three-yearly cycle.”
House of Bishops April 2021

All organisations working with children, young people and vulnerable adults should operate and promote good working practice. This will enable workers to run activities safely, develop good relationships and minimise the risk of false or unfounded accusation. It will also help to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults not only when they are participating in activities run by the organisation but also in their day-to-day lives.

Our Safeguarding Officer is:

Dawn Mackay 01243585221 mobile 07793006534

safeguarding.stnicholaschurch@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

https://www.childline.org.uk/

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. 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/