At St Philip and St James church we are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

Our PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer may be contacted at church or on safe[email protected] or via the church office on 01634 681671

We are part of the Diocese of Rochester. The Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults is Greg Barry Tel: 01634 560000 for upto date contacts see 

Other Links


NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop it Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141

A Prayer:

Loving God, we pray that this church may be a place of welcome, security and compassion.
Keep us watchful yet caring, trusting yet ready to question,
that all who worship here may do so in safety and in the knowledge of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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