Safeguarding

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SAFEGUARDING

As a Church we take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to ensuring that our churches and buildings are safe places for all.

If you or someone you are concerned about is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999

If you have any concerns about safeguarding where a person is not in immediate danger then please contact our safeguarding officer Margaret Haig on 01474 814253  mhaig.rcck@yahoo.com

Diocese of Rochester

The Diocese of Rochester also have a safeguarding team. If you would like to speak to someone in the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please find their contacts below.

 Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser and Rochester Cathedral Safeguarding Officer Greg Barry
 Tel: 01634 560000 or M: 07585 952174
 Email:greg.barry@rochester.anglican.org

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser  Claire Langridge
 Tel: 01634 560000
 Email:claire.langridge@rochester.anglican.org

Safeguarding Administrator  Alison Jones
 Tel: 01634 560000
 Email:alison.jones@rochester.anglican.org

From 5pm on Friday through to 9am on Monday Thirtyone:eight (previously CCPAS) has been contracted to take safeguarding telephone enquiries, that cannot wait until the Diocesan office reopens on Monday morning. Telephone number 0303 003 11 11.

Finding support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
  • Child-line0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)