1. Safeguarding in our Church
At St James the Great we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously, if you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
Church contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:
Mrs Michala Neaves Role: Parish safeguarding officer Tel: 01732 321 473
Revd. Nicholas Williams Role: Vicar Tel: 01732 843 282
Rochester Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Mr Greg Barry Tel: 01634 560 000 E-mail: [email protected]
Local Authority Social Services:
During the day and in office hours
If you have concerns about an adult?
• Call 03000 41 61 61 (text relay 18001 03000 41 61 61) or email [email protected]
If you have concerns about a child?
• Call 03000 41 11 11 (text relay 18001 03000 41 11 11) or email [email protected]
Out of hours and in an emergency
You can contact Kent County Council Social Services outside of normal office hours, for example during the night, by calling 03000 41 91 91.
If you think someone is in immediate risk or danger the best thing to do is to contact the police on 999.
A list of useful helplines can be found by following this link Helplines
Our formal safeguarding statement, signed by the Vicar and Churchwardens on behalf of the Parochial Church Council can be found below