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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is about caring for one another and looking out for one another – and each of us has a crucial role to play in that. Our churches can be safer if we all work together.

Parish Safeguarding Officer

  • Mary Shoebridge - Safeguarding Officer

  • 01795 666241

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  • Karen Kite - Disclosure Officer

  • 01795 669862


Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers

The Safeguarding Advisers are qualified and experienced social care practitioners who can provide advice and guidance to parishes and others in the diocese on child and adult protection. They can offer advice, discuss any protection matters and clarify anything in the Diocesan Guidelines. They are always ready to work with you to plan a detailed response to any protection issue, taking into account all aspects of your particular situation. Please do not hesitate to contact them; they are always very ready to help.
  • Fiona Coombs

  • 07548 232395

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  • Paul Brightwell

  • 01732 384734

  • 07398 009951

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Safeguarding

Kent County Council services

  • Main contact:
    03000 41 41 41

  • Adult social services & health:
    03000 41 61 61

  • Children & Families Information Service:
    03000 41 23 23

  • Children’s social services:
    03000 41 11 11

Kent County Council