St Mary The Virgin Church · Nettlestead · Maidstone · Kent

Safeguarding at St Mary the Virgin Church, Nettlestead

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If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact the clergy, or the Parish Safeguarding Officer, or the Diocesan Safeguarding team…
St Mary the Virgin Church is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all people, including young people and vulnerable adults, through following Diocesan and Government Safeguarding Policies. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice through training for all Church Officers and everyone associated with the church.

We are committed to maintaining a safe environment for all people, including young people and vulnerable adults, through following Diocesan and Government Safeguarding Policies. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice through training for all Church Officers and everyone associated with the church. If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact the clergy, or the Parish Safeguarding Officer, or the Diocesan Safeguarding team. URL:

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Jackie Bennett, 01622 813322

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer Greg Barry 01634 560000

If you are worried about a child or vulnerable adult but do not think there is a risk of immediate harm, you should still speak to someone who can help as soon as possible. Whilst you can contact the Safeguarding Officer at the Church, we are not an emergency service or a replacement for local authority social services.

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC): 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123
thirtyone:eight (formerly CCPAS): 0303 003 11 11
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

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