Welcome to the Safeguarding Page of St John’s Church

St John’s is deeply committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members, in particular those most vulnerable.   Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and it is vital we all understand the policies and procedures that underpin our determination to keep children and adults at risk of harm, safe and secure in our church.

As a church, and a diocese, we have committed to implementing the policies and procedures as laid down by the Church of England. Some of these documents are listed below. The Parish of St John’s BBH adopted the policies as detailed below at the PCC meeting held on Saturday 14th March 2020.    In addition to the Church of England policies, the Diocese of Chichester have developed important Diocesan documents as highlighted below.

Please be aware that policies and procedures are subject to minor alterations and changes.   For the most up-to-date edition please go to the Church of England safeguarding webpage or speak to Vivien Herbert.

Please read the Parish Safeguarding Handbook if you have any involvement with children or vulnerable adults.   It is a valuable resource and summarises our safeguarding commitment.    The latest edition is to be found at

Please note the Policy Statement on the Church porch.

These policies and procedures are reviewed annually.

Please contact Vivien Herbert if you have any questions about Safeguarding at St John’s Church.

Thank you.

Vivien Herbert
Parish Safeguarding officer
St John’s Church BBH
Phone 07725692477

Policies adopted 14th March 2020:

This handbook, published by the Safeguarding unit of the Church of England, brings together in one place the Safeguarding responsibilities for parishes as outlined in the ‘House of Bishops ‘Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance‘.   It has been designed to support day to day work of all parishes in relation to safeguarding and to support all those who have a key role to play with children, young people and adults who may be at risk of harm.