As Christians we believe that everyone is made in the image of God and are therefore immeasurably precious in his sight, and in ours too. We take our safeguarding responsibilities towards children and vulnerable adults seriously and endeavour to ensure that all those within our congregation can enjoy our services and activities in a safe way.
Our safeguarding office is Margaret Calver. She can be contacted by email at email@example.com with any concerns you may have, or for more information.
We have a recruitment policy for both paid staff and our many volunteers for church activities. We also review guidance issued by relevant church and statutory agencies and implement their recommendations in a timely manner.
The following links give more detail about our safeguarding practice at St George’s.
Further Help and Support
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 go to 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 go to the Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding website to find out how you can do that. Scroll down that page to find links to various support organisations for you to contact.
To report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click on this link: What to do if…. 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 Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding Team once you have contacted the statutory authorities.