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Safeguarding at St Peter ad Vincula, Wisborough Green

Parish of St Peter ad Vincula, Wisborough Green - Safeguarding Policy (reviewed January 2024)

As members of this PCC we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members.

  • We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives.
  • As members of this parish we commit ourselves to respectful pastoral care for all children and adults to whom we minister.
  • We commit ourselves to the safeguarding of people who may be vulnerable, ensuring their well-being in the life of this church.
  • We commit ourselves to promoting safe practise by those in positions of trust.
  • The parish commits itself to promoting the inclusion and empowerment of people who may be vulnerable.
  • It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent the physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse of vulnerable people and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with people who may be vulnerable.
  • The parish adopts the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese.
  • Each person who works with vulnerable people will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church.

Our Safeguarding Representative is:

Name:  Mrs Rosemary Crafter
Address:  6 Thornton Meadow,
Wisborough Green
RH14 0BW
Telephone:  01403 701148
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Additional Contacts:

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Colin Perkins – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Tel: 01273 425792 / 07500 771210

Local Authority Social Services: – West Sussex County Council
- for children at risk -Tel: 01403 229900, or 033 022 26664 for out-of-hours calls
- for adults at risk – Tel: 01243 642121


Where to get Additional Help

  • 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 visit the Childline website here, 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 here 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 here
  • If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click here; 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. 

Promoting a Safer Church

This poster gives the House of Bishops overall safeguarding policy and some contact details for National help organisations. Click on poster to enlarge




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