Midhurst Parish Church is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Chichester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
In addition to this, our church has completed the "Simple Quality Protects" quality assurance scheme required by Chichester Diocese. Midhurst Church takes seriously the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers and will always obtain a DBS criminal record check when this is required. Appropriate levels of safeguarding training are also undertaken.
The Church's policy on safeguarding is listed below, and is reviewed and discussed annually by the Parochial Church Council (PCC). There then follows the list of contacts both within the parish, within the Diocese and nationally.
Finally, also included is the Diocesan whistleblowing policy.
Important contact numbers
Parish Safeguarding Officer, Kirstin Bosley 01730 813302 or 07908198751
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Colin Perkins 01273 425792 0r 07500771210