Safeguarding is a priority at St. Mary’s Ticehurst and St Augustine’s Flimwell

We are committed to following government guidelines on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Our parishes’ policy statement can be seen using the link below and on our church noticeboards and on request from the Church Office at the Vicarage. It follows the policy of the Diocese of Chichester which adheres to the Church of England House of Bishops’ document “Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement”.

If you have any concerns regarding the safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult you can use the comprehensive Safeguarding External Contacts list alongside our policy statement, or contacts below, or speak to:

Mrs Judith Whiteman – 01580 201562;

St Augustine’s Flimwell: Mrs Jaye Hughes – 01580 879431;

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

NSPCC: 0808800 5000    

Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 8088141

Kidscape: 0845 1205204

Sussex Police: 101  (999 for an emergency)

If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please click/go to Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: 01273 425792

If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please use the link below, 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.

If you are an adult and you need to access support about something that is happening to you, please click this link to find out how you can do that. 

Scroll down to find links to various support organisations for you to contact.

See our Safeguarding External Contacts list for more

The following documents are in PDF format. To open them you may need to install Adobe Reader.  

Parish Safeguarding Policy:

St Mary’s Ticehurst

St Augustine’s Flimwell

(St Augustine’s Flimwell has an identical document for each of the following, available on request.) 

Behaviour Code Expectations For Adults

E-Safety Policy

Parish Whistleblowing Policy

Safeguarding External Contacts Information