Safeguarding is the way that young people and vulnerable adults can be given support, advice and protection against people and situations that may harm them or cause them to be worried or distressed.

Each of our two parishes, or church communities, have worked out policies, in line with the policy of the Diocese of Chichester, which shows how the parishes will try to ensure that people who need advice, support or protection can easily and confidentially get that help. We have Safeguarding policies in place for each parish.

In addition, there are other places that people can turn to if they feel they need to get help from someone outside the local community. There are contact details for other sources of help as well as the local parish Safeguarding Officers. These resources may also be accessed by people who are concerned that children or adults they know are at risk or in need of advice or support.

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St Peter's Safeguarding Officer:

Daphne Dempster


01323 896306

St Andrew's Safeguarding Officer:

Chris Jennings




Childline offers support for children who are experiencing problems at home, school or elsewhere. If you need to talk to someone please phone or take a look at their website to find out more:

Tel: 0800 1111


Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding Team

The Diocese of Chichester has a safeguarding team, for those wishing to contact someone please take a look at the website to find out more. Or you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Tel: 01273 421021 
Diocese of Chichester
Church House
211 New Church Road
Hove East Sussex


List of Resources

The Diocese of Chichester has provided a helpful list of resources for those seeking assistance. If you need to talk to someone please take a look at their website to find out more.


Report a Concern

If you need to contact the Sussex statuary authorities regarding a safeguarding concern, please click this link and select the option most relevant to your situation. Please do contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as well.