Introduction

The Diocese of Rochester takes seriously its responsibilities in the area of safeguarding and has followed national guidelines in establishing a range of Safeguarding Policies, Advice Notes and Forms.

The Diocese provides links to various types of training to assist parishes in safeguarding and details of these training opportunities can be found in the courses section of the website.

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

Contact

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

 Tel: 01634 560000 or 07787445032
 Email:janice.keen@rochester.anglican.org
Jill Oxland

 Deputy Safeguarding Adviser
 Greg Barry
 Tel: 01634 560000
 Email:greg.barry@rochester.anglican.org

 

 Safeguarding Administrator
 Alison Jones
 Tel: 01634 560000
 Email:alison.jones@rochester.anglican.org


Useful Links

In addition to the guidance notes about the completion of a DBS application form available here, further help for applicants applying for DBS disclosure can be found on the Government website.

 




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