Church of England Diocese of Chichester Burwash Weald

1. Safeguarding

What to do:

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">If a child or an adult at risk is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.</span>

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.</span>

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">• Our Safeguarding Officer is Andrew Wright: 01435 882608</span>

• 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, <span style="font-size: 1rem;"></span>

• 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.

Other Links and Numbers:
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">•
</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">• NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">• Childline: 0800 1111
</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">• Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">• NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">• Samaritans: 116 123
</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">• Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">• National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">• Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141</span>

Our Policies
are available for download.  See below.

PromotingASaferChurchPoster, PDF