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The Octagon Parish


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What is safeguarding?

Fundamentally, safeguarding is about the use and misuse of power, and the exploitation or protection of the vulnerable. Given this, safeguarding is very much about how 'healthy' our church life is -  in the Octagon Parish we work within a good safeguarding culture and follow sound safeguarding practice.

The Parish Safeguarding officer is:
Tracey Hodkin
02392 631594
Glenwood, Forestside, Rowlands Castle

The Diocese safeguarding team can be contacted on:
01273 421021
Church House, Hove

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 this 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 this 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 contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please click on this link.

If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click on this link, click on 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.

Safeguarding Policies


Octagon Parish
Safeguarding Policy


Click HERE to go direct to the 

Diocesan Safeguarding policy documents


Safeguarding Implementation




Drugs and Alcohol




Responding to Safeguarding Allegations


Safeguarding Whistleblowing


Behaviour Code for Adults
working with Children


Incident Report Form



General Privacy


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