The Benefice of Fairlight and Pett is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members and we will implement all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued by the House of Bishops.

We will carefully select and train all those who work or volunteer in positions of trust.  We will use the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools, to check the background of each person.

We will respond, without delay, to every concern made that a person for whom we are responsible may have been harmed. 

We will co-operate fully with statutory agencies during any investigation concerning a member of the church community.

We will seek to ensure that anyone for whom we have pastoral responsibility who has suffered abuse is offered support that meets their needs.

We will respond appropriately to those who have committed sexual offences who wish to join our fellowship, following House of Bishops’ guidance and the advice of the Safeguarding Team.

For more details of our commitment and policies for implementation of this commitment, please see the following documents:

Statement of the Parochial Church Councils for Fairlight & Pett

E-Safety Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Responding to Allegations