At All Saints & St Barts, we seek to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. We take special care of children and of adults who need assistance to manage their lives.
All volunteers and workers at the church are required to undergo induction training in our safeguarding policy, which follows the Diocese of Chichester's 2009 policy for Children and Young People and the 2011 policy for safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.
We also encourage volunteers and workers at the church to read and familiarize themselves with the Church of England's national safeguarding policy, Protecting all God's Children (2010), which can be downloaded from the link provided here.
For particular roles involving children and vulnerable adults, volunteers and workers will be asked for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks.
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/
Roger Clark our Child Protection and Safeguarding Officer.
Contact: Tel: 07787 557 217