Parish policies

Following recommendations from the Diocese of Chichester, the Westbourne PCC has agreed various safeguarding policies which are available below. These documents are PDFs and each one will open in a new window.

> Parish Safeguarding Policy updated November 2020

> Responding to Safeguarding Allegations in the Parish

> Parish E-Safety Policy

> Behaviour Code for Adults Working with Children

> Expressing concerns and ‘Whistleblowing’: Policy and Guidance 

> Behaviour Code for Those Working With Adults 

> Safeguarding certification completion, Diocese of Chichester, March 2020


Parish contacts

For further information or advice please contact :

The Rector, the Revd Andrew Doye, on (01243) 372867 or by email.

Parish Safeguarding Officer, Mrs S Alexander on (01243) 377600 or Churchwarden Mrs J Stuttard (01243) 431810.

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Colin Perkins  01273 425792 or by email

If immediate danger, phone 999

West Sussex Social Services 01403 229900

Hampshire Social Services 0300 555 1384


Who to contact for support

• 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.



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