Safeguarding

Christ Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the National Church of England’s House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy “Promoting a Safer Church”.

Christ Church Safeguarding Statement

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter you can contact our Safeguarding Officer – Safeguarding.CCDartford@gmail.com 

This Poster giving other local contact details is also displayed in our church buildings

You can also find useful contact information at https://www.rochester.anglican.org/safeguarding/

You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

Past Cases Review

If you are concerned about something you have experienced in a church, now or in the past, or you are worried about another person – perhaps a vulnerable adult or a child – there are people you can talk to and you will be taken seriously.
You can contact the Diocese of Rochester’s Safeguarding team on 01634 560 000 or visit their webpage at: www.rochester.anglican.org/safeguarding/

Recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated telephone helpline, operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, is available. Calls can be made free on 0800 802020

 

Helplines:

  • 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