Safeguarding

Parish of St Richard’s Three Bridges and Northgate Safeguarding Policy

As members of this PCC we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members.

We are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued by the House of Bishops 

We will carefully select and train all those who work or volunteer in positions of trust. We will use the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools, to check the background of each person. 

We will respond, without delay, to every concern made that a person for whom we are responsible may have been harmed. 

We will co-operate fully with statutory agencies during an investigation concerning a member of the church community. 


We will seek to ensure that anyone for whom we have pastoral responsibility who has suffered abuse is offered support that meets their needs.

We will respond appropriately to those who have committed sexual offenses who wish to join our fellowship, following House of Bishops guidance and the advice of the Safeguarding Team. 


We will review this policy annually and as part of this process will ensure that all our procedures, particularly in relation to the Disclosure and Barring Service, are up to date.

Policy Documents available to download and view:

  •         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, or telephone Childline on 0800 1111                                                                                          https://www.childline.org.uk/

For safe guarding concerns contact The Parish  Office (01293) 522692

Other local contacts include

Name: Revd Christine Spencer 

Role: Vicar 

Tel 01293 514976

e-mail: revchristinestrichardscrawley@gmail.com

Name Colin Perkins 

Role Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel 01273 425792/07500 771210

e-mail colin.perkins@chichester.anglican.org