At St Paul's, we take safeguarding seriously. Taking care of the most vulnerable in our midst is everyone's responsibility. We seek to promote a culture of care. An important part of this is knowing who to turn to with any concerns you may have.
Our safeguarding contacts
Our Church Warden: Anne Harkness: (+44) 07768 992559; email@example.com
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer: Sandra Horner: (+44) 07701 069638; firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Greg Barry: (+44) 07585 952174; email@example.com
Our safeguarding policies
Our parish safeguarding policy can be found here.
More information can be found on the Rochester diocese safeguarding page.
St Paul's supports and complies with the Church Of England's safeguarding policy, outlined in the document 'Promoting a Safer Church'.
Always call 999 if a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm.
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
Childline – 0800 1111
Stop it Now – 0808 1000 900
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) – 0808 801 0331
Samaritans – 116 123
Family Lives – 0808 800 2222
Refuge National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247
Action on Elder Abuse – 0808 808 8141
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published its report into the Anglican Church. If you are affected by the publication of the report and want to talk to someone independently, please be aware of the new Safe Spaces helpline, on 0300 303 1056 (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also contact the Diocese’s own Safeguarding Team, whose details you can find here.