Parish of Hollington, St John the Evangelist.
IF YOU NEED HELP – START HERE
- 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 https://www.childline.org.uk/ to talk to someone about it, 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 https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/Ihavebeenabused/ to find out how you can do that. Scroll down to find links to various support organisations for you to contact.
- If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please click https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/contacttheteam/
- If you need to REPORT a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/whatdoidoif/ 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.
CCPAS: 0845 120 45 50
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
CHILDLINE: 0800 1111 (for children)
MIND: 0300 123 3393
For further information and “What to do if” please see https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/whatdoidoif/
Policy on the Safeguarding of Children and Adults in the Church
As members of this PCC we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members.
We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
We are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued by the House of Bishops
We will carefully select and train all those who work or volunteer in positions of trust. We will use the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools, to check the background of each person.
We will respond, without delay, to every concern made that a person for whom we are responsible may have been harmed.
We will co-operate fully with statutory agencies during any investigation concerning a member of the church community.
We will seek to ensure that anyone for whom we have pastoral responsibility who has suffered abuse is offered support that meets their needs.
We will respond appropriately to those who have committed sexual offences who wish to join our fellowship, following House of Bishop’s guidance and the advice of the Safeguarding Team.
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.
Date:- 18th May 2019
A copy of this statement is displayed in the church and a copy sent to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team
We would ask you to inform us of anything that causes you concern or disquiet. We have a duty of care to all beneficiaries of the church, whether adults or children. We will maintain confidentiality at all times, except in circumstances where to do so would place the individual or another individual at risk of harm. All safeguarding concerns will be responded to appropriately.
Please direct any Safeguarding queries to safeguarding@