Holy Cross Church, Hove is committed to high standards in the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
If you have any concerns regarding Safeguarding please contact our Safeguarding Officer – Sara Lee at the church or on safeguarding@holycrosshove.co.uk

Advice and contacts for those with safeguarding concerns:

• 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 https://www.childline.org.uk/ which takes you 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 go to https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/Ihavebeenabused/ to find out how you can do that. Scroll down to find links to various support organisations for you to contact. If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please go to https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/contacttheteam/

• If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please go to https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/whatdoidoif/, 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.

The Parochial Church Council has adopted the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy Statement – “Promoting a Safer Church”, a copy of which can be found here: https://cofechichestersafeguarding.contentfiles.net/media/documents/document/2019/02/Parish_Safeguarding_Handbook_October_2018.pdf
We also follow safeguarding policies and procedures recommended by the Diocese of Chichester which can be found here https://safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org/safeguarding_policy/