Knowing that our Children are safe is a key part of our Youth and Children’s work at St Mary’s Church, Newick.

Should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Safeguarding officer is: Caroline Smith ( )

Safeguarding & Protection

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.

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.

If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please click on this link

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.

The PCC fully support the Diocesan Policy – hard copies of these can be found  in St Mary’s. If you are involved in regular youth and children’s work you should have read this.

Here are some other useful website:
Think You Know – a guide to internet safety
Parents Protect
Safer Internet

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found here

Safeguarding Document February 2020

St Mary’s Newick Safeguarding  – useful numbers

The Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook

St Mary’s Newick E-Safety Policy 2020

St Mary’s Newick Safeguarding Allegations Policy 2020

St Mary’s Newick Whistleblowing Policy and Guidance 2020