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    Welcome to St Mary the Virgin. East Preston with Kingston 

    Vicar: Rev. Andrew Perry

    The Vicarage, 33 Vicarage Lane

    East Preston, West Sussex

    BN16 2SP

    01903 783318

    revajperry@btinternet.com

     

    For Baptisms, the Calling of Banns, Weddings and Funerals, please contact Fr. Andrew

    or  PCCStMarysChurch@gmail.com

     
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    SAFEGUARDING
     

    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 Joe Padfield 

    07825 335 177  joe.padfield@googlemail.com

    Joe is supported by the Diocesan Safeguarding Team at Church House in Hove.

    If you have general Safeguarding concerns or queries you can contact Joe or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team:

    http://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/

    or 01273 425 792 / 07500 771 210

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