The protection of children and vulnerable adults within our churches is a top priority. We are alert to the need to ensure that everyone can enter our buildings and take part in our activities without risk of harm. This is something in which every member of the congregation has a role.
If you have any concerns or would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact our safeguarding team Tess Hickson and Monica Walling by calling our office number 01227 768072, and selecting Option 4.
You can read our full Safeguarding Policy here.
More details about the Diocese's Safeguarding advisers may be found at www.canterburydiocese.org/safeguarding/
Alternatively, all of these organisations are available to help:
Childline: 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
Men's Advice Line (Domestic Abuse): 0808 801 0327 www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Family Lives: 0808800 2222
LGBT Switchboard: 0300 330 0630 www.switchboard.lgbt
YoungMinds: 0808 802 5544 www.youngminds.org.uk
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35): www.thecalmzone.net
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 www.sane.org.uk
Kent County Council services: Main contact: 03000 41 41 41
Adult social services & health: 03000 41 61 61
Children & Families Information Service: 03000 41 23 23
Children’s social services: 03000 41 11 11