Grafton Rd, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1QY, UK

Safeguarding

Parish of Worthing Christ Church   

As members of this PCC we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members.
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 Team.
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.
Our Safeguarding Representative is: Name Janine Hobbs
Christ Church, Grafton Road, Worthing West Sussex BN11 1QY  Telephone number  07818 683430
Email address     janine.h@ntlworld.com

  • 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.
  • If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click on this link, and then click on the link that best describes the issue you are concerned about. Please remember to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as well once you have contacted the statutory authorities. https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/whatdoidoif/

For a fully signed copy of the Parish statement, please click here.

Dates for your Diary!

All our concerts and talks are free, we welcome any donations on exit. Refreshments are served before and after.

Tues 14th May 2019 12.30pm – 1.30pm Ukulele Band, conductor Roland Silcox, playing light music.

Tues 28th May 2019 12.30pm – 1.30pm Miles Young Piano concert on our new piano!

Tues 11th June 12.30pm – 1.30pm John Collins’ Birthday Organ recital

Tuesday 18 June 12.30pm to 1.30pm – Donna, a speaker from Cocaine Anonymous will tell us about the group’s work locally.

Tues 17th September 12.30pm to 1.30pm Caroline Nicholls – talk on her time as High Sheriff of West Sussex

Tuesday 24th September 12.30pm to 1.30pm – 4 in a Bar barber shop quartet

Tues 15th, October – 12.30pm to 1.30pm Richard Bowen Guitar Recital

Saturday 23rd November10.30 am till noon Christmas mini market

5th – 29th December – Christmas Tree festival