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NSPCC Helpline

A special helpline has been set up for those who have been affected either directly or indirectly by recent publicity. The helpline will be staffed by the NSPCC and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls will be handled sensitively and confidentially. Where appropriate, callers will be referred to specially trained police officers and, if required, a range of local counselling services, who are ready to offer expert support to those who come forward.

The helpline number is
0800 389 5344

Safeguarding Newsletter Winter 2016

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Welcome to the Diocese of Chichester's Safeguarding website

Colin Perkins is the Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children and Adults, with responsibility for casework, training and policy for all aspects of child and vunerable-adults safeguarding.
If you have general safeguarding concerns or queries email colin.perkins@chichester.anglican.org, or call  01273 425792 / 07500 771210.

Morag Keane joined the Safeguarding team as Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor on 3 February. Morag has come to the Diocese on secondment from West Sussex County Council where she has worked as a Senior Social Worker for almost twenty years. During that time, Morag has undertaken all aspects of social work with children and their families. Most recently, Morag was at the Children’s Access Point, this involved talking to everyone making a new referral and making decisions about how to take the matter forward. Email morag.keane@chichester.anglican.org or call 07881 580310.

Kate Wood has recently joined the safeguarding team as a safeguarding consultant, working 2 days per week. As a Detective Inspector with Sussex Police she worked in CID and Child Protection. Kate has worked closely with the team over the past few years in her role as Provincial Safeguarding Advisor at Lambeth Palace. Email kate.wood@chichester.anglican.org or call 01273 421021

Gemma Wordsworth IDSVA, Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advisor. Gemma provides emotional and practical support to those who have experienced abuse. Email gemma.wordsworth@chichester.anglican.org or call 01273 421021 extn 151 / 07468 698990.

Kim Nash is the Safeguarding Administrator and is responsible for processing Clergy DBS (CRB) applications, Safeguarding training and administration; she can be contacted at kim.nash@chichester.anglican.org or on  01273 425680.

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