We are committed to ensuring that the Church of Saint Mark the Evangelist, Southend-on-Sea is a safe place for all. The Parish of Westcliff Saint Alban and Southend Saint Mark is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs.
The Parochial Church Council has adopted the House of Bishop's "Promoting a Safer Church" Safeguarding Policy Statement https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2019-05/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Sharon Hinton and our Assistant Parish Safeguarding Officer is Margaret Henning. They can be contacted at church or Sharon can be contacted on the phone at 07757 708 116.
The Parish of Westcliff Saint Alban and Southend Saint Mark is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese please use this link https://chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding
For Information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese please use this link https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-contacts.
This page includes contact details for Safeguarding organisations and charities.If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger, or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay. To contact your local police station to report a non-emergency crime please call 101.