Benefice of Arlington Berwick Selmeston with Alciston and Wilmington


The Benefice churches of Arlington, Berwick, Selmeston, Alciston and Wilmington accept their responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults who may be at risk. We follow the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’. We work in partnership with the Diocese of Chichester to ensure that we follow best practice at all times.  

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Benefice Safeguarding Advisor, Christine Skinner on 07813 382580 or email




Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Colin Perkins on 07500 771210 or email

Click on the links below to read the following documents:

 Parish Safeguarding Handbook (Cof E document) 

View the Church of England Safeguarding Policy here 

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 here 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 here 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 here.

If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click here then 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.

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