The Church of England in Your Community
Here in Heathfield Benefice we take Safeguarding seriously. Our two parishes each have a designated Safeguarding Officer who's contact details can be found on the who's who page of this website and each PCC has been working towards achieving the Level 1 of “Simple Quality Protects” a kitemark scheme put together by the Diocese of Chichester to ensure Parishes are adhering to a good standard of Safeguarding Practice.
Our message is simple “Safeguarding is Everyone’s responsibility” and so if you have a concern you must report it.
Included below are sections for both All Saints' & St George's, and for St Richard's with the relevant Parish Safeguarding Policy documents; you will also find these displayed in all three churches.
If you are looking for further advice and guidance the Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding website has a lot of information, there are also a number of local and national helplines and website links on the helplines page of our website.
IMPORTANT: If you are worried about a Child or Adult who you believe to be in immediate danger, you must contact the police on 999.
If you have any queries about Safeguarding in either of our Parishes or you would like to raise a concern, please contact one of our Parish Safeguarding Officers.