Policies and statements


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We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and make it comply with many of the available standards and guidelines. This website endeavours to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

This site has also been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly. Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In practice this will mean that we shall gradually transition the site’s code to conform to WCAG 2.1 AA. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We encourage visitors to have the latest version of whatever browser they use as this will give them a better chance of viewing the website as it was designed and with the fullest range of the accessibility features with which it has been built.


The following statement on safeguarding covers the welfare of children and young people who may volunteer to work with the Friends of Heene in Heene Cemetery.

Friends of Heene Cemetery acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and Adur & Worthing Councils requirements.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children:

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience at Heene Cemetery in a safe and child-centred environment;
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in the activity provided by Friends of Heene Cemetery or outside of the activity. 

Friends of Heene Cemetery acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.  

As part of our safeguarding policy Friends of Heene Cemetery will

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved with Friends of Heene Cemetery. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.


The safeguarding policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:

  • changes in legislation and/or government guidance;
  • as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport and/or Home Country Sports Councils and Adur & Worthing Councils;
  • as a result of any other significant change or event.

Text, data and image licensing

The text, data and photographs on this website have been released to the public under a Creative Commons public license which is Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY_NC 4.0). You may read the detail of this at the Creative Commons website. In summary, this means that if you wish to use any of these materials you are free to copy and redistribute them in any medium or format, and you are free to remix, transform and build upon these materials, on condition that you abide by the following terms:

  • You must give appropriate credit by specifying the following text alongside where you intend them to appear: “This material/image/data/text (whichever is appropriate) was made available by The Friends of Heene Cemetery, Worthing, UK, under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0) Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International license, a copy of which is available at https://www.heenecemetery.org.uk/policies-statements#licensing.
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  • You may use this material in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests that The Friends of Heene Cemetery endorses you or your use of the material.
  • You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • You may not apply legal terms of technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

If questions arise in the interpretation of this license, the text of the Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license itself, which has been linked to at the start of this section, rather than to the summary provided on this page, will be the relevant text to consult.