At Holy Cross Church we take Safeguarding seriously. Our designated Safeguarding Officer's contact details can be found on the WHO'S WHO section under ABOUT US.
Our message is simple “Safeguarding is Everyone’s responsibility” and so if you have a concern you must report it. See Whistleblowing Policy.
We work on the kitemarked system put together by the Diocese of Chichester called "Simple Quality Protects" (SQP - click on this link to go to Chichester Diocese SQP). It covers Safer Activities, Safer Practices, Safer Structures, Safer People. There are 3 levels to work towards:-
Level 1 - Foundation (Essentials of Good Practice)
Level 2 - Good Practice
Level 3 - Best Practice
As this is a relatively new initiative, most churches are working towards Level 1 Certification. Holy Cross Church has achieved Level 1 Certification and is working towards Level 2.
Our guidance and policies can be found by clicking on the appropriate subject on the right of this page.