The Cuckmere Churches welcome children, young people and vulnerable adults into the church community.
We want to ensure everyone is kept safe when they are on church premises or attending any event run by us. To this end we have adopted the House of Bishops’ Child Protection Policy “Protecting all God’s Children” as the basis for our own policy and practice document.
Our PCC members are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members and our policy can be read here.
Our Safeguarding Representatives are:
If you have concerns about any child’s or vulnerable adult’s welfare please contact the representatives named above directly.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Mr Colin Perkins who can be contacted on Tel: 01273 425792 / 07500 771210
or email @: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.
We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt if we are not able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:
- NSPCCChild Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
- Child-line: 0800 1111(lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
- National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
- Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90(open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)