As a Diocese we take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to ensuring that our churches and buildings are safe places for all.

If you or someone you are concerned about is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999

Alternatively, please click one of the buttons below to direct you to the information you need.




If you are a child or young person who is worried about something you, or someone else has experienced in a church, online or elsewhere, please click here.

If you are an adult concerned about something you or another person has experienced, please click here.

If you are a parish or church role holder looking for guidance and information about safeguarding, please click here.

If you would like to speak to someone in the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please find their contacts below.”

From 5pm on Friday through to 9am on Monday Thirtyone:eight (previously CCPAS) has been contracted to take safeguarding telephone enquries, that cannot wait until the Diocesan office reopens on Monday morning. Telephone number 0303 003 11 11

In addition, Safe Spaces is an independent service supporting survivors of church-related abuse. This independent service is run by the charity Victim Support and funded by the Church of England together with the Catholic Church in England and Wales and the Church in Wales. It is free to access via telephone - 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times), email -, or web-chat via


Jill Oxland

 Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser and Rochester Cathedral Safeguarding Officer
 Greg Barry
 Tel: 01634 560000 or M: 07585 952174


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 
Anthony Glockling
Tel: 01634 560000


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Caroline Smith – Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
M: 07768 036590
 Safeguarding Administrator
 Alison Jones
 Tel: 01634 560000

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