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Who to speak to at St Nicholas if you have a safeguarding concern

The Safeguarding team at St Nicholas Parish Church are:

Parish Safeguarding Officer: 

Susie Hemming-Clark

020 8468 7945 or 07790 689028

Safeguarding Officer:

Sally Hayhow

Safeguarding Officer:

Sue Brandon

Safeguarding Officer:

The Rev’d Rachel Curley 

020 8402 4543 or 07814 750500

Susie and the team have the training and support to be resilient and confident regarding Safeguarding policy and practice. They have the skills required to carry out the role and are here for you.

How to Report a safeguarding concern to Rochester Diocease.

If you or someone you are concerned about is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact one of our Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers (office hours):

Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Greg Barry

07585 952174

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers

Caroline Smith

07768 036590

Anthony Glockling

07825 315748

Need to call out of hours?

Please call Thirtyone:eight on 0303 003 11 11 who provide our out of hours support.

Where to find further support:

If there is immediate risk or danger, please contact the Police on 999


Bromley Social Services Adults                                                Bromley Social Services Children

0808 500 5000
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0808 1000 900
0808 2000 247
0808 801 0331
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0808 808 8141



Our Parish Safeguarding Policy was agreed at The Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on 23rd May 2022.

  1. In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy, our church is committed to:

  2. Implementing safeguarding children and vulnerable adults' policies and procedures, accepting as a minimum the House of Bishop’s ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement’. This complete policy and guidance is available online via the Diocesan website

  3. Following the diocesan procedures and recommended good practice, and ensuring there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.

  4. Promoting an environment and culture which is a safe and caring place for all.

  5. Safely recruiting, training and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people, and vulnerable adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.

  6. Responding promptly (within 24 hours) to every safeguarding concern or allegation, taking seriously all who disclose abuse.

  7. Caring pastorally for victims / survivors of abuse and other affected persons.

  8. Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegation of abuse and other affected persons.

  9. Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.

  10. We will review and endorse the Safeguarding Policy annually, at the first meeting of the new PCC each year, so that new members are aware of their responsibilities.

  11. The highest standards will be maintained in all the Church’s contacts with children, young people, and vulnerable adults. Adult volunteers will be given appropriate support and opportunities for training in the protection of all these groups.

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