Safeguarding and GDPR
At Rudgwick Church we are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued by the House of Bishops.
On this page you will find policies and documents relating to safeguarding as well as contact details for various organisations.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Ansley Crockford.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
and 01403 822708.
Our Safeguarding Advisor for Chichester Diocese is Colin Perkins
Phone: 01273 425792
or 07500 771210
If you are a child
and you need to talk to someone about things that are happening to you, that you don’t like, you can contact Childline, or telephone Childline on 0800 1111
If you are an adult
and you need to access support about something that is happening to you, you can find details of various support organisations on the I have been abused page of the Diocesan Safeguarding website (click down to find links to various support organisations for you to contact).
If you need to report a safeguarding concernto the statutory authorities in Sussex, you can find out what to do on the What to do if page of the Diocesan Safeguarding website. (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.