St.Martin of Tours,
Chelsfield, Kent

© 2023 Chelsfield PCC
Charity Number 1131573

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Safeguarding

Welcome

At the Parish of St Martin of Tours, Chelsfield, we are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

Our PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Steve McCann, who may be contacted at church, via email: safeguarding@stmartinchelsfield.org.uk or by telephone: 01689 854119.

Additional safeguarding guidance may be obtained from The Rochester Diocesan’s Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.
Greg Barry -
Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
01634 560000 or 07585 952174
email: greg.barry@rochester.anglican.org
                                     
OR
Caroline Smith - Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
01634 560000 or 07768 036590
email: 
caroline.smith@rochester.anglican.org

Safeguarding:

Parish Policy Statement for Safeguarding 2023

Victims and Survivors of Abuse:

Guidance has been issued by the Diocese of Rochester in relation to ‘Responding Well to Victims and Survivors of Abuse’ and there is  a ‘support’ page on their website, focusing on victim and survivor support and providing links to various support networks and charities.

This can be found on the Rochester diocesan website here Diocese of Rochester | I am a victim/survivor (anglican.org)

Links:

https://www.rochester.anglican.org/safeguarding/guidance-safeguarding/
https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

Helplines:
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop it Now: 0808 1000 900
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141