Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Ashford Town

Safeguarding

The church should be a place where everyone can feel safe. We are committed to working together with the wider Ashford Town Parish and the Diocese of Canterbury to make our churches a safer place for all. 

We acknowledge that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility - and it needs to be at the heart of everything we do.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishop's guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). The Diocese of Canterbury’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

To see our Safeguarding Policy please see below or for more information please visit

http://www.ashfordchurches.co.uk/safeguarding/

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Lis Webb and can be contacted in emergencies on 01233 732901 or for general inquiries by email on [email protected]

Further Help Contact Details:

Childline – 0800 1111

https://www.childline.org.uk

Family Lives – 0808 800 2222

https://www.familylives.org.uk

Safeguarding-Policy-2020_1203, PDF

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