The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which can be found here on the Church of England's website
A formal statement to adopt the House of Bishops’ “Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement” was agreed and signed by the Parochial Church Council and Churchwardens. A copy of the House of Bishops safeguarding policy is available here.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Michele Burgess, who may be contacted via a dedicated email or phone 07702 701833. Or contact Mike Warren, Vicar, on 07588 561701.
Details of all contacts if you have a concern is below:
IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON 999.
Who will you talk to if you observe, or are told about safeguarding concerns?
The Parish Safeguarding Officer
Michele Burgess 01892 525743/ 07702 701833
Mike Warren 01892 530384/ 07588 561701
Rochester Diocese Safeguarding team
Barry - Lead Diocesean Safeguarding advisor 01634 560000/ 07585 952174
Local Authority Social Services:
Kent County Council (KCC) Central Referral:
Adult: Office hours 03000 41 61 61
Child: Office hours 03000 41 11 11
Outside office hours 03000 41 91 91
Parish Safeguarding Handbook.pdf
For more information:
Diocese of Rochester Safeguarding page
If you wish to raise a concern or to make a complaint or an allegation about a behaviour or an attitude that is not a safeguarding concern, please refer to the following whistleblowing policy.