Safeguarding Policies, Procedures and Guidance for St Augustine’s
Although we have a designated Safeguarding Officer, it is important that everyone should become familiar with our Safeguarding Policies. Ensuring the safety of the vulnerable, young, old, or anywhere between, is the responsibility and duty of us all.
- Safeguarding Policy 2019-20
- Behaviour Code for Adults Working with Children and Young People
- Procedure for Dealing with Concerns about a Child
- Parish Safety Policy for Online Activity and Communication
- Behaviour Code for Working with Adults
- Policy and Guidance for Expressing Concerns and “Whistleblowing”
- Policy and Guidance for Responding to Safeguarding Allegations in the Parish
You can contact our Safeguarding Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may find the following links from the wider world beyond St Augustine’s Church to be useful:
- 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.