Safeguarding - St Margaret's Church, High Halstow / All Saints Church, Allhallows

Parish Safeguarding Officer -
Mrs Alex Welsh
07944 221877
[email protected]

Diocesan Safeguarding Team -
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
01634 560000
[email protected]

The Church of England, its archbishops, bishops, clergy and leaders are committed to Safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church.

Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

The Church of England affirms the 'Whole Church' approach to Safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play.

The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ's Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to keep them safe from harm.

Support for victims and survivors -

NSPCC:0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop it now: 0808 1000 900
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123
Family Lives; 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Men's Advice Line: 0808 8010 327
National Careline: 0800 0699 784

Useful Information

Safer Church doc.

Click on picture to download document

Safe Spaces

Opening Hours Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat-9am-1pm & Sun 1pm-5pm

St Margaret's Church Address

St Margarets Church, Cooling Rd, High Halstow
Rochester ME3 8SA