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We are committed to ensuring that Carillon Cottage is a safe place for all who enter our doors.

Carillon Cottage is owned and managed by Wadhurst Parish Church. The council of Wadhurst Parish Church has adopted the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults – see the policy statement here.


Dominic Bolas is our Parish Safeguarding Officer and ensures that people are familiar with and adhere to the policy. If you wish to report a safeguarding concern or allegation, then contact him on  07841 707921 or email:


Penny Dobson is the Parish Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Officer and can be contacted on 01892 785509 or 07765 128065 or by email


See our 'Safeguarding at Carillon Cottage' statement here.

Chichester Diocese also has a Safeguarding Team which can be contacted at Church House, Hove on 01273 421021. More information and individual contact details for the team can be found here.

If you are a child and you need to talk about things that are happening to you that you don’t like, please go to 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 – there are also links to various support organisations  you can contact.

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