Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact Childline on 0800 1111

Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact Family Lives on 0800 800 2222

The Parish Safeguarding Coordinator, Jo Heath, is available to speak with adults or children. Tel. ‭07881 916577

St Stephen’s Churchwardens are:

Stephen Barker: Tel. 07736 040744
Shirley Hagger: Tel. 01227 456602


The parochial church council has adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England. In particular we are committed to:

  • the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability
  • responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed
  • cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation
  • ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse
  • extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected against them

We have appointed Shirley Hagger as the Parish Safeguarding Coordinator. Her telephone numbers are 01227 456602 or ‭07854 258315‬.

The signed parish safeguarding statement can be viewed here

Canterbury Diocesan Safeguarding pages