WORKING TOGETHER – Safeguarding the Vulnerable

The annual Diocesan Safeguarding Conference is open to everybody but is especially relevant to those in parishes responsible for overseeing and coordinating Safeguarding and DBS applications. This year there will be two workshops from PREVENT and BORDER FORCE UK available for all participants.

It is being held on Saturday 11 January 2020 from 9.30am – 3pm at Seasalter Christian Centre, CT5 4AX.

Please click here to book – the deadline for booking is Friday 20 December.

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers

The Safeguarding Advisers are qualified and experienced social care practitioners who can provide advice and guidance to parishes and others in the diocese on child and adult protection. They can offer advice, discuss any protection matters and clarify anything in the Diocesan Guidelines. They are always ready to work with you to plan a detailed response to any  protection issue, taking into account all aspects of your particular situation. Please do not hesitate to contact them; they are always very ready to help.

If the document or checklist you are searching for has been removed please refer to the Church of England’s Safeguarding Website under Template and Resources. If you are still unable to find what you are looking for please contact our Safeguarding Administrator who will be happy to help

Safeguarding forms, job descriptions and policies

  Fiona Coombs
07548 232395
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07398 009951

For information about Disclosure and Barring Service checks, please contact:

  Karen Carolan-Evans (Safeguarding Administrator)
01227 459401


For information about safeguarding training, please contact:

SJ Martin (Safeguarding Trainer)
01227 459401


Safeguarding Management Group and Risk Assessment Group

David Kemp (Chair)

Steve Lillicrap (Vice Chair)

Kent County Council services

Main contact: 03000 41 41 41

  • Adult social services & health: 03000 41 61 61
  • Children & Families Information Service: 03000 41 23 23
  • Children’s social services: 03000 41 11 11