Safeguarding Arrangements

If you are concerned that someone connected to our church is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others,  please seek advice from the contacts given below, or if the matter is urgent and you believe someone is at immediate risk of harm, please report the matter to the Local Authority Social  Services or the Police without delay.

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

Marion Layberry (Benefice Safeguarding Lead)
01959 532240 |

Rev'd Tim Edwards (Rector)
01959 532133 |

Janice Keen (Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)
01634 560000 |

Local Authority Social Services (Kent)
Adult: 03000 41 61 61 | Child: 03000 41 11 11

If there is an immediate risk or danger, please contact the police on 999.

Click here to download the safeguarding policy we follow.
The Diocese of Rochester's Safeguarding pages are hereincluding details of Safeguarding training courses.

The first two levels of Safeguarding training (C0 - Basic Awareness, and C1 - Foundation) are available free of charge online hereWe also run C0 and C1 courses at the Rectory from time to time, if you find computer-based training inconvenient. 

(Updated: March 2020)