St. John's Pevensey Road


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 this link which takes you the Childline website

Click her for link to Childline

click here >>

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. 

Scroll down to find links to various support organisations for you to contact.

click here >>


If you need to contact the 

Diocesan Safeguarding Team

click here >>

If you need to report a safeguarding concern

to the statutory authorities in Sussex

please click on this link, then 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.

click here >> 


To contact the Safeguarding Officer at St. John's :

Phone 07340 268598

Email the Safeguarding Officer>>


Safeguarding Children and Adults at St. John's

This statement was confirmed by the parish of St John the Evangelist, Upper St Leonards, at the Parochial Church Council meeting held on 4 June 2018

This statement will continue to be reviewed annually.

1. We recognize that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives.

2. As members of this parish we commit ourselves to respectful pastoral care for all children and adults to whom we minister.

3. We commit ourselves to the safeguarding of people who may be vulnerable, ensuring their well-being in the life of this church.

4. We commit ourselves to promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust.

5. The parish commits itself to promoting the inclusion and empowerment of people who may be vulnerable.

6. It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent the physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse of vulnerable people and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.

7. We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with people who may be vulnerable.

8. The parish is committed to supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who undertake work amongst people who may be vulnerable.

9. The parish adopts the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese, copies of which are available on request from the safeguarding officers.

10. Each person who works with vulnerable people will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church.

This church appoints Anne Boles as the parish safeguarding officer. Contactable on 07394 642548


Incumbent ....................(signed)............................................... Rev’d David Hill

Churchwarden ................(signed).............................................Mrs B Fentiman

Date 4 June 2018

Taken from Promoting a Safe Church, 2006