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.
Louise, our Safeguarding Officer can be reached through the Parish Office; her contact details are also available on the; Parish Safeguarding Policy Document. 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. 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 The way in which we respond to any Safeguarding concerns is detailed in our; Safeguarding Response Policy 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: 01323 464222, or 01273 335906 or 01273 335905 for out-of-hours calls. Telephone number for Childline: 0800 1111