The Diocese of Rochester takes seriously its safeguarding responsibilities. We follow national guidelines in establishing a range of Safeguarding Policies and Forms.

Information regarding the safeguarding training can be found here

Worried about a child

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.

If you are worried about a child but do not think that there is a risk of immediate harm, you should still speak to someone who can help as soon as possible. Whilst you can contact a member of the Diocesan Safeguarding Team for advice, we are not an emergency service or a replacement for the Local Authority Children's Service teams, and you should approach your local Children's Services. For contact details click here

Worried about an adult For contact details click here

National Helplines

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000         
Childline: 0800 1111         
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900         
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC): 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123
thirtyone:eight (formerly CCPAS): 0303 003 11 11
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247


Natasha Clemens  Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
 Janice Keen

 Tel: 01634 560000 or 07787445032
Jill Oxland

 Deputy Safeguarding Adviser
 Greg Barry
 Tel: 01634 560000


 Safeguarding Administrator
 Alison Jones
 Tel: 01634 560000

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