As a church 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 in a safe way.  We have a defined, robust recruitment policy for both paid staff and the many volunteers that are so essential to the smooth running of our church activities.  We also review the latest guidance issued by the relevant church and statutory agencies and implement their recommendations on a timely basis.  Copies of the latest guidance documents in this area are attached, along with our Parish Safeguarding Policy and Parish Recruitment and DBS Checking Policy.

Our safeguarding officer is;

Martin Tomlinson
21 King’s Avenue,
West Sussex, PO19 8EA
Telephone:  01243 782979

Links to Safeguarding Documentation

PCC Safeguarding Briefing Paper

St Paul’s Parish Safeguarding Policy

St Paul’s Parish Recruitment Policy

St Paul’s Parish Churchwarden’s Declaration

St Paul’s Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator Job Description

St Paul’s Parish Confidential Declaration Form

St Paul’s Parish Volunteer Registration Form

St Paul’s Parish Volunteer Agreement

The Care and Protection of Children – Diocese of Chichester 2009

Protecting All God’s Children – The Policy for Safeguarding Children in the Church of England (4th edition 2010)