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What is safeguarding? Safeguarding is protecting vulnerable adults or children from abuse or neglect.

Our Acting Parish Safeguarding Officer is Tessa Haughton and she can be reached on 01273 843 581 and

Our safeguarding policies is available for reading on this page.

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


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.

The Beacon Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement

The Beacon Parish Incident Record - March 2020

Expressing Concerns and Whistleblowing Policy and Guidance - March 2020

Parish Safeguarding Handbook August 2019

Responding to Safeguarding Allegations in the Parish - Parish Policy and Guidance - March 2020

Parish E-Safety Policy - March 2020

Behaviour Code for Adults Working with Children - March 2020

Certificate of Achievement DITCHLING

Diocese of Chichester - Reporting Concerns About a Child

Behaviour Code for Those People Working with Vulnerable Adults - March 2020

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