The House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy has been adopted by All Saints and St Richards Churches and is implemented in all our work with children and Vulnerable adults by the Parochial Church Council.
Jane Brackpool is the representative of the PCC as Parish Safeguarding officer and ensures that people are familiar with and adhere to the policy. If you wish to volunteer for a ministry at either church; need a DBS check,; report a safeguarding concern or allegation, then contact her on 01892 663149 or at

See our Safeguarding Statement here

View the Church of England Safeguarding Policy here  

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 here 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 here 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 here

If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click here then 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.


For Safeguarding queries please contact Jane Brackpool on 01892 663149 or
Local Police Protection Team Tel: 101 or 999 in an emergency
Colin Perkins Diocesan Safeguarding Officer Tel: 01273425792
Local Children’s Services Single Point of Advice Team
Office Hours Tel: 01323 464222 or East Sussex Safeguarding Children Board 01273 481544
Local Adult Services Tel: 03456080191
Parent line plus 0808 800 222 

The Leadership of St Richards’ Church is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and ensuring their well-being.

Resources to download:
Parish E-Safety Policy
Expressing Concerns and ‘Whistleblowing’: Policy and Guidance
Responding to Safeguarding Allegations in the Parish: Parish Policy and Guidance