At Holy Cross Church, we take the safeguarding of our children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously. Safeguarding shows God's love in action and in our church demonstrates safety and security where abuse and mistreatment of others is not tolerated. Everyone involved in safeguarding positions undergoes Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and receives regular training and updates.

Here you will find all the policies and documents that help us with this work. If you have any queries, please contact Rosemary, our Safeguarding Officer (details below) and she will be very pleased to discuss any safeguarding matters with you.

Dan Whiteman
Parish Safeguarding Officer

Dan is the Parish Safeguarding Officer at Holy Cross Church for Children, young adults and adults who are vulnerable.

If you have any safeguarding queries or concerns, please contact Dan directly.

Phone: 01243 867256
Email: safeguarding@holycrossnorthbersted.org.uk

Our Safeguarding Policies

You can download our policies below:

Other Contacts:

Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Tony Hotston
Phone: 01243 840817

Safeguarding Advisor for Chichester Diocese

Colin Perkins
Phone: 01273 425792
Mobile: 07500 771210
Email: colinperkins@chichester.anglican.org

CCPAS Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service

Phone: 0845 120 45 50

West Sussex Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

For concerns about children.
Phone: 01403 229900
Out of office hours: 0330 222 6664

West Sussex Adults’ CarePoint

For concerns for adults at risk of harm, abuse or neglect
Phone: 01243 642121


Phone: 0800 1111


Phone: 020 7730 3300

Worth Services

Support for people affected by domestic abuse
Phone: 0330 2228181
Weekends, mobile: 07834 968539

The Life Centre

A confidential space for survivors and supporters to offload
For adults phone: 0844 847 7879
For under 18s phone: 0808 802 0808

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