Heathfield Benefice

The Church of England in Your Community


Wooden Cross on outside of St Richard's Church


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.

Our helplines page lists a number of organisations which you may find useful to seek advice if you have a concern either for yourself or someone you know.

All Saints' & St George's Parish Safeguarding documents

St Richard's Parish Safeguarding documents

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. Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.


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