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The Parish of Hamsey (St Peter Offham and St Peter Hamsey) accept their responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults who may be at risk. We follow the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’. We work in partnership with the Diocese of Chichester to ensure that we follow best practice at all times.  

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Advisor                               

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Parish Safeguarding Officer
Rachael Brown
Tel: 07973187568

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding team


Parish Safeguarding Handbook 2019 (Church of England document)

View our 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 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.

Child Protection
01323 464222, or 01273 335906 or 01273 335905 (out-of-hours)

Adult Protection
0345 60 80 191 (8am to 8pm)

Domestic Abuse
0300 323 9985

Diocesan link

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