The Parish of Sutton with Seaford
St. Leonard’s & St. Luke’s Churches
The Parish takes very seriously the responsibility it has to safeguard the well being of children and adults at risk of abuse. We review our policies on an annual basis, all those working with or caring for those at risk are DBS checked and we undertake regular training.
Our Parish Safeguarding Policy agreed by our PCC says:
This policy is reviewed on an annual basis. Last review 2021.
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 here to visit the Childline website or call 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 East 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.
thirtyone:eight(formerly Churches Child Protection Advisory Service)
UK Government: Safeguarding Children
Church of England National Policy and Safeguarding Guidance: Promoting a Safer Church
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) to report online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online.
Internet Matters is a useful source of advice for parents looking for how to keep children safe online.