Church of England Diocese of Rochester Burham and Wouldham

Safeguarding

The Parish follows the Church of England safeguarding guidance, these policies can be found on the Diocesan website 

If you have any worries or concerns about yourself or another person that may be being harmed or at risk of harm we will do our best to help you.

If you have any concerns that an individual working or volunteering at the church may be acting inappropriately or harming another we want to know.

Our staff and volunteers understand their responsibilities regarding safeguarding.

If a child, young person or adult is in immediate need of protection the police should be called.

Social Services in the local authority can also be contacted to advise on a safeguarding concern.

The National Society for the Protection of Children also operates 2 24 hour helplines.

Help for children and young people, Childline 0800 1111

Help for adults concerned about a child 0808 800 5000

For those experiencing domestic abuse National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

The National Safeguarding Team have also published an interactive guide to safeguarding in the Church of England, https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding

The Parish Safeguarding Officer is Helen Wells 01634 685935