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Safeguarding in our community

The councils of the parish churches of Wadhurst, Tidebrook and Stonegate have adopted the House of Bishop’s 'Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement'. Our Safeguarding officers are:


St Peter and St Paul,

Dominic Bolas

Berverley Boylan

St John the Baptist,

Beverley Boylan

Email Beverley

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St Peter,

Kate Burley

Email Kate


Penny Dobson
DBS Officer
Email Penny

Chichester Diocese also has a Safeguarding Team which can be contacted at Church House, Hove on 01273 421021. More information and individual contact details for the team can be found here.

If you are a child and you need to talk about things that are happening to you that you don’t like, please go 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 to find out how you can do that  – there are also links to various support organisations  you can contact.

If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click here.

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.

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