Safeguarding

ST MARY’S CHURCH NEWICK – CHICHESTER DIOCESE

SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION

As a church we honour the Safeguarding pledge:
• We commit to each share responsibility for creating an environment that is safe for all
• We commit to pray for our safeguarding lead(s) and those working with children and adults
• We commit to respect the boundaries that are in place to protect others
• We commit to support those in our church who have been hurt or abused
• We commit to provide on-going safeguarding training for all our workers
• We commit to allow sufficient time and resources to make our recruitment of workers safer
• We commit to maintaining an open culture where people are encouraged to share concerns
• We commit to not take offence when challenged about our presence or behaviour

This attachment is part of St. Mary’s Church Newick Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policies

INFORMATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WHO HAVE CONCERNS

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 to the Childline website, https://www.childline.org.uk, 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 on this link to find out how you can do the Scroll down to find links to various support organisation for you to contact. https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/contactthetearm/

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/whatdoidofi/

St. Mary’s Church Newick
Reviewed March, 2021

Here are some other useful website:
NSPCC 
CEOP 
Think You Know – a guide to internet safety
Childline
Parents Protect
Safer Internet
www.elderabuse.org.uk

Safeguarding Policy 2021
Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding Site
St Mary’s Church, Newick – Safeguarding – Useful numbers
The Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook
St Mary’s Church, Newick – Safeguarding Statement 2021