St Michael & All Angels, Marden, Kent

Sharing God's Love

A Safer Church

Child Protection, Vulnerable Adult Protection and Domestic Abuse are all referred to on this page. Information about Data Protection and Privacy will be found through the link above.

Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators

Gay Adam (children) 01622 831673 email: here  

Gay Adam PSO

Janice Collins (adults) 01622 831849 email: here

Jan Collins PSO

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:

To view the  Diocesan Safeguarding page click here
Diocesan Safeguarding Office (DBS) 01227 459401 email: here
     Fiona Coombs (07548 232395 email: here
     Paul Brightwell (01732 384734/07398 009951) email: here

Other contact telephone numbers:

Police  101 (24 hrs)
Kent Social Services - out of hours: 03000 41 91 91
     Main Contact: 03000 41 41 41
Children's Social Services: 03000 41 11 11
Children & Families Information Service; -3000 41 23 23
Adult Social Services and Health: 03000 41 61 61
Stop it Now Helpline: 0808 1000 900
Childline: 0800 11 11
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0844 804 4999

Guidelines from The Diocese of Canterbury

It is everyone's responsibility to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The main forms of abuse to recognize are:

We may become aware of abuse or concerns about someone's behaviour in a number of ways.

All must be taken seriously and acted on.

Don't ...

If a person discloses something to you ...

Do

Record

What to record

Refer ...

You are not expected to be an expert in these areas so refer on.

ALL ALLEGATIONS AND DISCLOSURES MUST BE REFERRED TO THE DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING ADVISERS

If you believe a person is at immediate risk of harm when they leave you, make a referral directly to the appropriate agency - Police or Social Services.

All disclosures, allegations, concerns should be referred initially to the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers who will inform other appropriate people such as the bishop, vice-dean (safeguarding) etc.

No concern is too small - all disclosures, issues or concerns seen or that you are made aware of must be acted on as soon as possible. Do not investigate yourself.

Visit the Church of England website here

You can read our Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement here.