Welcome to the Safeguarding area of the Diocese of Chichester website. This new resource is the hub for all information, resources, news and events relating to safeguarding children and adults throughout the life of the Diocese. It also introduces a new tool - 'Safer Quality Protects' - which will help parishes to assess and improve their own safeguarding practice, whilst providing useful resources to enable them to achieve this goal.
Safeguarding is a complex area of church life - how do we keep children and adults safe from harm, whilst building communities of trust and openness, and which demonstrate the welcome the Gospel offers to all? Moreover, how do we build church communities that obey the biblical mandate to defend those who are weak, heal those who are hurt, and demonstrate God's forgiveness to all, for all have sinned?
This site is intended to provide people in parishes with a 'one stop shop' for all things safeguarding. Please click on the 'Using the Website' link to the left which introduces the various sections of the site, and helps you find your way around!