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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;

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer: Sandra Horner: (+44) 07701 069638;

Our Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Greg Barry: (+44) 07585 952174;

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'.

Further information

Always call 999 if a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm.


National helplines:

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 ( You can also contact the Diocese’s own Safeguarding Team, whose details you can find here.

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