Church of England Diocese of Canterbury St. John The Baptist Margate


16 Jun 2021, 11 a.m.

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

Our safeguarding officers are

Susan Waller- children and young adults

Christine Simmonds -  vulnerable adults

Our Church Wardens are:

Simon Love- 07929204234

Ann Smith- 07956949237

If you wish to speak to our safeguarding officers, please contact the parish office by email on [email protected] or by telephone on 01843224957.  They will then contact you promptly.  If you would like to see our safeguarding policy, this is available from the parish office on the same contact details.