Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding


The Safeguarding Team can be contacted at Church House, Hove on 01273 421 021, however the current public health situation means that the Diocesan Safeguarding Team is currently working remotely from a number of locations. We will respond as soon as we are able.

The best way to contact us is via the generic safeguarding team email address safeguarding@chichester.anglican.org

If your email relates to a Past Case Review (PCR2) submission please email PCR2@chichester.anglican.org

Otherwise individual contact details for the team are provided below in team profiles.

Please note that all messages left for the team, by email, mobile or landline, are checked during normal office hours only. Messages are not routinely checked during evenings or weekends. Requests for urgent assistance should be directed to the statutory authorities in Sussex (see What Do I Do If? and Useful Links sections of this site).



Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

I have joint responsibility as a job share with Claire Coles on all aspects of child and adult safeguarding, specifically leading on casework and policy. I am a former Police Officer, with extensive experience of working in safeguarding, public protection and investigations prior to joining the Diocese in February 2020

Tel: 01273 425 030 / 07384 258054

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Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

I am a new member of the team, having started in April 2020. I have joint responsibility as a job share with Jason Tingley on all aspects of child and adult safeguarding, specifically leading on training, Past Case Review 2 (PCR2) and Simple Quality Protects (SQP). My background and experience lies within forensic psychology, working within the National Probation Service and safeguarding within the childrens' workforce

Tel: 01273 425 792 / 07467 955750

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Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor - Casework

I joined the Safeguarding Team in 2019 from Sussex Police, where I worked in teams that specialised in investigations into allegations of abuse. I take the lead for the team in all aspects of safeguarding casework, including support ongoing investigations, coordinating the management of offenders who attend church, and liaising with our statutory authority partners.

Tel: 01273 421 021 / 07384 257882

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Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

I joined the team in May 2020. My background is from nursing, midwifery and public health nursing, specialising in homeless and refugee health care. Over the last eight years I have been part of an NHS safeguarding team which included multi-agency training and leading for domestic abuse.
My role is safeguarding training, Simple Quality Protects (SQP) and Past Case Reviews 2. I am the safeguarding officer for Chichester Cathedral.

Tel: 01273 421 021 / 07881 580310

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Independent Sexual Violence Advisor

The Safeguarding Team work alongside an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) called Helen Irving. Helen is not employed by the Diocese but works for a charity called Survivors Network. She is co-located between the Survivors Network offices in Brighton and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team at Church House in Hove. Helen offers support to anyone who has experienced sexual violence and/or abuse within the Church. She provides emotional and practical advocacy support, and can support survivors to understand their options in terms of possible reporting to the Police, or making a complaint via the Church CDM procedures. She can also provide consultancy support to Clergy or others in the Church supporting people who have experienced sexual or domestic violence who may not want or need to work with her directly. Please note that as Helen’s role is independent from the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, she will not share client information with the Safeguarding Team, unless the client consents to this. Therefore if you have any safeguarding concerns relating to a case which has been referred to Helen, please contact the Safeguarding Team separately to discuss this.

Tel: 01273 421 021 / 07825 235872

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Safeguarding Administrator

My role includes the update of clergy DBS’s, answer telephone calls for safeguarding department, reply to parish safeguarding questions, coordinate parish safeguarding administration, organise safeguarding training events, record minutes for safeguarding meetings .

Tel: 01273 425 680 / 07825 509148

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Safeguarding Administrator
(Monday and Friday)

My role includes the the logging of training information in the Diocese, monitoring the SQP website and answering questions from parishes about SQP, verifying ID documents for DBS and general admin for the Safeguarding team.

Tel: 01273 421 021

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