Our churches are safe churches. We strive to make sure that our churches are places in which children, young people and vulnerable adults are safe from abuse.
We do our very best to ensure that individuals are not placed in situations where there are possibilities of false accusations being made.
We commit ourselves to respond to any suspicion or allegation promptly and appropriately.
We operate safer recruitment processes in line with the diocesan guidelines and help to protect staff and volunteers by promoting good practice.
The exploitation of any relationship will not be tolerated. Allegations of abuse will be taken seriously. We will not conduct our own investigations, but will always co-operate fully with the statutory agencies.
Our policy is to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work and endeavour to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all members of the congregations, contractors, hirers and visitors. Our safeguarding and health and safety procedures are reviewed frequently.
Our church safeguarding co-ordinators are available to speak to if you have any concerns or questions. They are:
St. Mildred’s, Tenterden
St. Michael’s, St. Michael’s
St. John’s, Smallhythe