Promoting a safer church
St Mark’s Church is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all of our members. Safeguarding is a core part of our responsibility as a Church of England charity and we have implemented safeguarding policies and practices as published by the House of Bishops.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Colin Perkins, can be contacted by email or phone 01273 425792 / 07500 771210. Further guidance and advice on safeguarding issues, as well as the Diocesan safeguarding policy, can be found on the Diocesan safeguarding website.
Safeguarding advice and support is also available from West Sussex County Council. For safeguarding concerns regarding children, contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) by email or phone 01403 229900.
For safeguarding concerns regarding an adult, contact Sussex Police on 101, use the online adult safeguarding alert form or contact Adults CarePoint on 01243 642121.
If you think a child or adult is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.