Policy Statement for the Safeguarding of Children and Adults

Parish of Warblington with Emsworth

Safeguarding in the parish of Warblington with Emsworth is taken very seriously and impacts on all that the parish does. The overall responsibility for safeguarding rests with the PCC (Parochial Church Council) which has appointed Terri Kemp as its Parish Safeguarding Representative.

Clergy, lay staff and volunteers who work within the parish are required to follow good practice as laid out by the PCC in conjunction with the Diocese, in order to protect and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We are committed to ensuring that those working with such groups are carefully recruited, undergo a criminal record check (Disclosure and Barring Service check which is updated every 5 years), complete regular safeguarding training and are trained and supported in their role. The Safeguarding Policy Statement is displayed in both churches and the parish hall.

Should you have any safeguarding concerns or would like to discuss our Safeguarding Policy please contact:

Parish Safeguarding Representative  

Terri Kemp Tel: 07902 125421 e-mail:         


Rev Andrew Sheard Tel: 07967 588520 e-mail:

Further information about safeguarding in the Portsmouth Diocese can be obtained via the following link.

Parish Office: 20a Church Path Emsworth Hampshire PO10 7DP

01243 372428

Registered charity: The PCC of the ecclesiastical Parish of St Thomas á Becket, Warblington with St James, Emsworth. Charity number 1128391.


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