Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
St. Peter’s Church takes seriously its safeguarding responsibilities. We follow the church of England’s national guidelines and the House of Bishops safeguarding policy “promoting a safer church”. Please visit the Diocese of Rochester’s website to access more information on national policies and safeguarding
If you have concerns over the safety and/or welfare of a member of the church then please contact our safeguarding oﬃcer:
Parish Safeguarding Officer. Vicki Trueman
If you would rather speak to someone outside of the Parish you can approach the Diocesan Safeguarding advisor:
- Janice Keen, Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Call: 01634 560000or Email: Janice.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are worried about a child or young person (under 18 years) and the information you have suggests that a child is at immediate risk of being harmed, you should tell the police without delay. This is an emergency and it is appropriate therefore to use the police emergency number 999.
St. Peter’s Church is committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance –
A formal statement to adopt the House of Bishops’ “Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement” was agreed by the Parochial Church Council and recorded in the minutes of the meeting on 9th June 2019
Please click here for Safeguarding policies and further information.