The PCC of the Parish of Clayton with Keymer is committed to encouraging an environment where all people and especially those who are vulnerable for any reason (children and adults alike) are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety. 

The safeguarding policies are displayed in each of the churches and church halls. 


We recognise that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.


We are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued

by the House of Bishops


We will carefully select and train all those who work or volunteer in positions of trust. We will

use the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools, to check the background of
each person.


We will respond, without delay, to every concern made that a person for whom we are

responsible may have been harmed.


We will co-operate fully with statutory agencies during any investigation concerning a

member of the church community.


We will seek to ensure that anyone for whom we have pastoral responsibility who has

suffered abuse is offered support that meets their needs.


We will respond appropriately to those who have committed sexual offences who wish to

join our fellowship, following House of Bishop's guidance and the advice of the Safeguarding


We will review this policy annually and as part of this process will ensure that all our

procedures, particularly in relation to the Disclosure and Barring Service, are up to date.


For help, advice or guidance on any safeguarding matter please contact either the Rector or one of the safeguarding officers.  Details are to be found at the back of the parish news or the poster displayed adjacent to the policy in your church or church hall.  The link to the Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding Policies, on which our policies are based, can be found at:



Parish Safeguarding Lead  Mrs Susannah Anson 07973315127
Diocese Colin Perkins
01273 421021
National Domestic Abuse Helpline   08082000247
Sussex Police Safe Guarding Team 999 / 101
Samaritans   116123

0800 1111


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