Safeguarding Matters

The safety, care, and protection of all members of our church community is a matter of priority at St Augustine’s Church, and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team (based in Hove) overseas this area of responsibility for all Anglican churches in this diocese.

Mr Steve Hills is the safeguarding officer for our parish,

and may be reached at 07522 299503 or at ‘safeguarding @’.

If you have an immediate concern, and cannot contact

Mr Hills or Fr Robert, then please use the following link, and contact the Safeguarding Team directly.


If you are a child and you need to talk to someone about things that are happening to you that you don’t like, please click on the following link, which takes you the Childline website, or telephone

Childline on 0800 1111 |

If you are an adult and you need to access support about something that is happening to you, please click on the following link to find out how you can do that. Scroll down to find links to various support organisations for you to contact.

If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click on the following link, choosing the option on the left that most describes the situation you are concerned about, and follow the advice and further links you find there. Please remember to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as well once you have contacted the statutory authorities.

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