We are committed to the safeguarding of all children, young people, and adults particularly those are vulnerable. Our aim to establish safe, caring communities in which people of all ages and backgrounds are able to flourish. We also encourage a culture of informed vigilance as we stand together against the dangers of abuse.

The Parochial Church Council has adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England. In particular we are committed to:

  • the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability
  • responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed
  • cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation
  • ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse
  • extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them

Details of the Canterbury Diocese Safeguarding Advisors may be found by following this link:

Safeguarding officer Leeds & Broomfield

Christine Sharp

[email protected]

Safeguarding Officer Kingswood Church

Peter Roberts

[email protected]

Other useful contacts…

Kent County Council Social Services

Adult concerns          03000 41 61 61

Child concerns          03000 41 11 11

Out of office hours   03000 41 91 91

NSPCC Helpline   0808 800 5000;

Childline  0800 1111;