Parish Safeguarding Policy

At St Swithun's the Vicar and the Parochial Church Council take the safety and wellbeing of all of our visitors and regular members most seriously. Please read our Parish Safeguarding Policy for more information.

Our Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Anne Ivorson and the Deputy Officer is Mrs Jenny Peters. Please contact either of them if you have any concerns about safeguarding. You may also contact the Vicar, The Revd Andrew Hawken either by telephone or email:

Telephone: 01342 323307          and Email:

How to contact the Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding Team, National Statutory Services and other agencies

If you are concerned about someone now you can always telephone 999


  • 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 linkwhich takes you the Childline website, or telephone Childline on 0800 1111



  • If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click on this link, 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.


Andrew Hawken, Vicar           March 2019

St Swithun's Parochial Church Council