Our Policies

Horsham PCC Safeguarding Policy
St. Mary’s Church, Horsham

Our policy commitments are:

  • Promoting a Safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.

The Horsham PCC agreed and adopted the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy at its meeting on 28th February 2019.  A full copy of the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults “Promoting a Safer Church” can be found here.

Our Safeguarding Team

We have appointed Rachel Tomlinson as our St. Mary’s Church Safeguarding Officer and Richard Pearson as the Horsham Parish Safeguarding Officer.

Our St. Mary’s Church Safeguarding Officer is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult with vulnerability.

Safeguarding Links

St. Mary’s Church Safeguarding Officer
Rachel Tomlinson
safeguarding@stmaryshorsham.org.uk
01403 253762 – please do not include any confidential information in any message you leave on this number

Horsham Parish Safeguarding Officer
Richard Pearson
safeguardingofficer@horshampcc.org.uk
01403 253762 – please do not include any confidential information in any message you leave on this number

If you would prefer to speak with someone outside the church:
Chichester Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Colin Perkins
colin.perkins@chichester.anglican.org
01273 425792