All Hallows Church Woolbeding takes its duty to ensure the safety of everyone with whom it interacts very seriously.  It follows the Church of England’s safeguarding practices, and has fully engaged with the “simple Quality Protects” quality assurance scheme required by the Diocese of Chichester.

We ensure that all those who need to hold a DBS certificate for their post have one and that safeguarding training is undertaken as required.

The Church’s policy on safeguarding is available to view below. It is reviewed and discussed annually by the Parochial Church Council (PCC).

You can read more about safeguarding in the Diocese of Chichester here.

We hope that by being careful and vigilant in this area we take care of everyone, and we can then all enjoy the experience of Church life.

Safeguarding Policy Woolbeding

Whistleblowing policy

Here is the contact information should you need to speak to someone regarding a safeguarding matter.

  • 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.

In the parish…
Sir William Goring (Safeguarding Officer) 01730 813318
Reverend David Willis (Rector) 01730 601096

At the Diocese of Chichester…
Colin Perkins (Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor): 01273 425792
Morag Keane (Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor): 01273 425793

Outside the diocese…
Childline: 0800 1111
Local Authority Children: 01403 229 900 or 033 022 26664
Local Authority Adults: 01243 642 121
National Domestic Violence Helpline:0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
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)
In an emergency call 999