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The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church.

Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all. The following documents set out both the safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults’ policy of the Church of England and of St John's Church Crawley.

Our parish safeguarding officer is Sue May, and her email is .

Useful Links:

  • 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
    https://www.childline.org.uk/ 
  • 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.  https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/Ihavebeenabused/
  • If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please click on this link. https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/contacttheteam/
  • 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. https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/whatdoidoif/