Saint Luke's is a vibrant and inclusive church, and we are pleased to welcome a wide age range of worshipers to our services. 

The safety and well being of all members of the Church is of paramount importance to us, and especially the safeguarding of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults.

To this end, our PCC (Parochial Church Council) has, in accordance with Diocesan and National Guidelines, appointed a Safeguarding Officer to oversee all areas of Safeguarding within the Parish.

Our Safeguarding Officer, Lara, can be reached on 07895 701860,  or click here to email 

her contact details are also available on the;

 Parish Safeguarding Policy Document.


If you are a child and you need to talk to someone about things that are happening that you don't like; please click on this link which takes you to 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 on this link (https://safeguarding.chichester. abused/) there you will be able to scroll down that page to find links to various support organisations for you to contact.

If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please click on this link;

All members of the church that are involved with work with Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults are in possession of an up to date DBS record and work to 'the best practice' detailed in our;
Behaviour Code.

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The use of Social Media and other Online activity has become a major part of all our lives, and especially the lives of our young people. Our online safety police can be found here;
E- Safety Policy

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If you have any concerns, or need to speak out;

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The way in which we respond to any Safeguarding concerns is detailed in our;
 Safeguarding Response Policy

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Further information regarding safeguarding in the Diocese of Chichester can be found on the;
 Safeguarding pages 
of the Diocesan Website. 
Nationally, the Thinkuknow organisation carries a wealth of useful information. Their website can be found here;
Think u Know

What to do if you have a concern:

If a child or vulnerable adult is at immediate risk of being harmed,

please phone the police on 999.
The phone number to call if you are worried about a child in East Sussex is:
 07895 701860, or 01273 335906 or 01273 335905 for out-of-hours calls.
Telephone number for Childline: 0800 1111