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Safeguarding

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, you must call the police on 999.

The safeguarding team in the diocese undertake a variety of tasks that all add up to making church a safer place for vulnerable adults and children. These tasks include assisting the local authority with child and adult protection investigations and carrying out risk assessments with sex offenders then helping draw up agreements to enable them to attend church without risk to themselves or others. Training is also offered by the team as is designing policies and procedures to help you do your job in parishes. Visit http://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org

There are a number of useful websites and helplines, amongst them:

Websites:

Helplines:

  • Victim Support : 0808 168 9111
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (Freephone 24 Hour)
  • RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre). National Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)
  • Rape Crisis: Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline (24hrs): 08457 023 047
  • MPower: Helpline: 0808 808 4321 (for men)
  • Childline. Helpline: 0800 1111
  • NSPCC. Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (free from landlines and most mobiles)
  • Stop it Now: For those unsure or worried about their thoughts or behaviour towards children, or the behaviour of someone you know, adult or a child, experienced advisors are available. Helpline 0808 1000 900 www.stopitnow.org.uk

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A list of advisers and people who may be able to help

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Safeguarding issues

Colin Perkins - Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. If you have general safeguarding concerns or queries email or call 01273 425792 / 07500 771210

Morag Keane - Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. Email or call 07881 580310

Helen Irving - Independent Sexual and Domestic Violence Adviser provides emotional and practical support to those who have experienced abuse and can be contacted by email or call 01273 421021 extn 151 or 07825235872

Training needs

Contact CMD Administrator Ruth McBrien Email her in the first instance to discuss training needs or financial support for counselling.

Rebecca Swyer is the Director for Apostolic Life and oversees Curates' training and can be contacted by email.

Retired or soon-to-retire clergy

Jonathan Prichard coordinates support to retired clergy in the diocese. Email

Female clergy

Ann Waizeneker is the Dean of Women’s Ministry and can be contacted by email or by phone on 01273 965303

Spirituality and prayer

Secretary for Spiritual Direction. Enquiries: - email

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