Safeguarding

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 ot 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

Church of England National Safeguarding Team

Responding Well to Victims and Survivors of Abuse

The Diocese of Rochester’s Bullying and Harrassment policy 


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).

If a child, young person or adult is in immediate need of protection the police should be called (dial 999).

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is 
Mrs Helen Scothern (07909 824099)

 

Helplines

The National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children operates two 24-hour helplines:

  • For children and young people 0800 1111 (Childline)
  • For adults concerned about a child 0808 800 5000

National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Stop It Now 0808 1000 900

NAPAC 0808 801 0331

Samaritans 116 123

Family Lives 0808 800 2222

Action on Elder Abuse/Hourglass 0808 808 8141