At St Swithun's the Vicar and the Parochial Church Council take the safety and wellbeing of all of our visitors and regular members most seriously. Please read our Parish Safeguarding Policy for more information.
You may also like to read The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults, "Promoting a Safer Church".
Our Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Anne Ivorson and the Deputy Officer is Mrs Jenny Peters. Please contact either of them if you have any concerns about safeguarding. You may also contact the Vicar, The Revd Andrew Hawken either by telephone or email:
Telephone: 01342 323307 and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to contact the Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding Team, National Statutory Services and other agencies
If you are concerned about someone now you can always telephone 999
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, or telephone Childline on 0800 1111 https://www.childline.org.uk/
If you are an adult and you need to access support about something that is happening to you, there are various support organisations that can help you listed on the Chichester Diocese website. Scroll down the page to find the links to the organisations. https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/Ihavebeenabused/
If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, then the information you need is also on the Chichester Diocese website: https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/whatdoidoif/ - 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.
Andrew Hawken, Vicar March 2020
St Swithun's Parochial Church Council