St. Augustine's with St. Luke's, Bromley Common

We are part of the Church of England and see ourselves as a Christian community whose mission is to offer all in our parish the opportunity to hear, experience and respond to the love of Jesus Christ.


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To see larger, more readable images of the above Church of England Safeguarding Pocket Guide, click on either image. Hard copies of this Pocket Guide are also available at the back of St. Augustine's Church.

We take seriously our responsibility to care for and protect children, young people and vulnerable adults who visit St Augustine's with St Luke's and who participate in our activities.

Everyone involved in church life at St Augustine's with St Luke's has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all.

As a Church we are committed to implementing the House of Bishops' safeguarding policies and good practice guidance.  A formal statement to adopt the House of Bishops' "Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement" was agreed by the Parochial Church Council and recorded in the minutes of the meeting on 25 May 2022.

More information can be found at:

The Parish Safeguarding Handbook

Safer Environment and Activities

The Code of Safer Working Practice

The Safeguarding – Diocese of Rochester web-site  is a very good source of information. It provides links for example to information on ‘Support to Victims and Survivors’, ‘Safeguarding Training Modules’, and ‘I hold a role in the Parish’ which includes a further link to ‘Safeguarding help for Parishes’.


Children and Young people –please see a ‘Dedicated child-friendly web page’ created by the Diocese of Rochester.

If you have any worries or concerns about yourself or another person who may be being harmed or is at risk of harm, we will do our best to help you.  If you have any concerns that an individual working or volunteering at St Augustine's with St Luke's may be acting inappropriately or harming another, then please report this to our Safeguarding Officer or another appropriate authority (see details below).

John Murray - Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO)

07482 315545


The St Augustine’s with St Luke’s PSO is available Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00 (excluding bank holidays). If the PSO is not available and the enquiry is non-urgent then please contact them by e-mail.

Rochester Diocese Safeguarding Contacts

Caroline Smith - Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA)

07768 036590


The DSA usual working days are Monday to Thursday 8am to 3pm.

Please note the DSA account is not monitored in their absence and they will respond to your email upon on their return to work.  If the matter requires a more immediate response, please call the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 01634 560000 or e-mail:

The Rochester Diocesan Safeguarding Team are available Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00 (excluding bank holidays). For safeguarding advice outside these hours please see the following options: 

  • For non-urgent enquiries email the Diocesan Safeguarding Team who will respond as soon as possible during office hours.
  • For urgent safeguarding advice contact Bromley Social Services. Out of hours contacts can be found on their websites.
  • If someone is at risk of immediate harm contact the Police on 999.

Bromley Local Authority Social Services

Child Tel: 0208 461 7373

Adult Tel: 0208 461 7777


Childline 0800 111 (for children and young people)

NSPCC 0808 800 5000 (for adults concerned about a child)

Stop It Now 0808 1000 900 (Child sexual abuse)

NAPAC 0808 801 0331 (Supporting recovery from Childhood Abuse)

Samaritans 116 123

Family Lives (Parentline plus) 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Respect 0808 808 8141 (Domestic Abuse)

National Careline 0800 0699 784 (Elderly Support)



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