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

Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact:
Childline: 0800 1111 or

Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact  
Family Lives on 0808 800 2222

For those needing help with drink or drugs you can try this website:

Guidance for parents on Internet safety for Kids:
A Parents Guide to Internet Safety for Kids

Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator:

Pauline Emptage

Church Warden:

Andrew McMillan

Church Warden:

Brenda Walters-Erlam

Canterbury Diocese Web Page

Church of England Safeguarding Policy