Church of England Diocese of Canterbury High Downs


Parish of High Downs

This parochial church council has adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England. In particular we are committed to:

the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults

carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability

responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed

cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation

ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse

extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them

We have appointed Mark Harlow 

Tel: 01795 890338‬

as the Parish Safeguarding Coordinator

Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact Childline on 0800 1111

Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact Family Lives on 0808 800 2222

Click here for Canterbury Diocesan Safeguarding