On this page you will find links to the relevant documents regarding our Safeguarding policies & practices.

If you can’t find the information you need, please contact the appropriate person whose contact details are found on the  “Where can I get advice & help?” page

St. Matthew’s Parish Safeguarding Policy

Where can I get advice and help?

Code for those working with children

Code for those working with vulnerable adults

Guide for those working with children or vulnerable adults

St. Matthew’s Parish E-Safety Policy

St. Matthew’s Parish Whistleblowing Policy

Responding to Safeguarding Allegations

• 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.