Church of England Diocese of Rochester Westerham


We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance. Once a year - with the last review on 23rd May 2019 - the Parochial Church Council (PCC) review and adopt "Promoting A Safer Church: Safeguarding policy statement for children, young people and adults" (attached below). 

Our aim is to provide a safe culture and to ensure that people working with children and adults when they are vulnerable are correctly trained and vetted. Issues will not be ignored and we encourage a culture of caring for victims/subjects of allegations and perpetrators. "Safeguarding" appears on every PCC meeting agenda, to look at progress and be informed of any issues.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Safeguarding, please contact either our Parish Safeguarding Officer or the Vicar. 

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Fran Nguyen. Please email [email protected]

Vicar: Revd Kevin Barnar. Please email [email protected] or phone 01959 563127

Alternatively Kevin can be reached at The Vicarage, Borde Hill, Vicarage Hill, WESTERHAM, Kent TN16 1TL

You can also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team:  (Further details, see the Rochester Diocese Safeguarding web pages)

 Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Janice Keen

Tel: 01634 560000 or 07787445032

Email:[email protected]

Deputy Safeguarding Adviser

Greg Barry

Tel: 01634 560000

Email:[email protected]

Safeguarding Administrator

Alison Jones

Tel: 01634 560000

Email:[email protected]

From 5pm on Friday through to 9am on Monday Thirtyone:eight (previously CCPAS) has been contracted to take safeguarding telephone enquries, that cannot wait until the Diocesan office reopens on Monday morning. Telephone number 0303 003 11 11

For further information please see the Church of England Website.

Promoting_A_Safer_Church, PDF