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 and further information please visit the Safeguarding page of our parish website -

Further help can be found at:

Childline – 0800 1111

Family Lives – 0808 800 2222

Safeguarding-Policy-2020_1203, PDF