At St Philip and St James church we are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults. 
Our PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website  

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Our Parish Safeguarding Officer position is Debby Saunders.
Debby can be contacted at church
or on 
or via the Church switchboard on 01634 681671

We are part of the Diocese of Rochester. The Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults is Greg Barry.

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 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

Most upto date Diocesan contact information is here: 

Other Links

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop it Now: 0808 1000 900
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141

A Prayer: 
Loving God, we pray that this church may be a place of welcome, security and compassion.
Keep us watchful yet caring, trusting yet ready to question,
that all who worship here may do so in safety and in the knowledge of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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