St Thomas the Apostle, Parish Church of Groombridge, East Sussex, United Kingdom Diosese of Chichester


The Church takes its obligations to protect Children and Vulnerable Adults very seriously and is  fully committed to implement and comply with all the policies and procedures required  by the Diocese.

To this end, we have appointed a Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Beverley Hollands
(email:  mobile: 07568 453926) who should be contacted in the first instance by anyone who has concerns or needs to seek further clarification or advice on this important issue. If unavailable, please contact Revd Sharon Francis, 01892 864265 and/or Colin Perkins, Safeguarding Advisor to the diocese, 01273 425792.

Policy on the Safeguarding of Children and Adults in the Church

Code of Behaviour

Code of Behaviour Vulnerable Adults

E Safety policy

Parish Whistleblowing Policy

Responding to Safeguarding Allegations

Safeguarding policy

Sample Policy on the Recruitment of Ex Offenders


Revd Sharon Francis MA BTh - The Vicarage, 4 The Close, Corseley Road, Groombridge TN3 9SE
Telephone 01892 864265
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