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St. John and St. Anne Churches Parish of Hythe

Safeguarding

We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community. As a church we have adopted the House of Bishops' Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy which you can view by clicking here. Our own Safeguarding Policy is available here.

Safeguarding Contacts

If you are concerned that someone may be at immediate risk, please contact the Police on 101 or, in an emergency, 999.

If you have a concern about a child or adult involved with the church, contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer. If your concern involved the Parish Safeguarding Officer or an employee of the church, contact Jackie Rowlands, the Diocesan Safeguarding Manager.

Parish Safeguarding Officer - C Preston - 07377 259012

Churchwardens - David Blomley and Andy Pearce - 023 8084 9482 / 023 8084 8540

Diocesan Safeguarding Manager - Jackie Rowlands - 01962 737317

Useful Links

Samaritans (website) and Freephone Telephone Helpline: 116 123 (24 hours/365 days a year) for people experiencing distress or despair, including suicidal feelings.

CALM website and Telephone Helpline:  0800 585858 (works to prevent male suicide and offers support to men struggling or in a crisis).

Papyrus  website and Telephone Helpline:  0800 068 4141 (support for under 35’s experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person may be experiencing thoughts of suicide).

Mind website and Telephone Helpline: 0300 123 3393 (Support for those experiencing mental health issues).

Young Minds website and Telephone Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (information about different mental health issues)

Frank website and Telephone Helpline 0300 123 6600 (for advice and information on drugs and substance misuse).

Mencap website and Telephone: 0808 808 1111 (Provides information and advice for people with a learning disability, their families and carers)

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/  Information and support on domestic abuse (Women’s Aid).

National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)

Rape Crisis website and Helpline:  0808 802 9999 (12-2:30 and 7-9:30) – National organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse.

NSPCC website (includes information on grooming)

NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, 9am-6pm at weekends) – help, advice and support to parents, professionals and families.

Childline website and Telephone Helpline:  0800 1111 (counselling service for children and young people.  1-2-1 chat with a counsellor also available online).

Action for Children website and Telephone: 01923 361 500 (Charity supporting children, young people and their families across England).

Action on Elder Abuse website and Telephone Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (working to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults).

Age UK website and Telephone Helpline:  0800 169 2081 (Age UK works to improve later life for everyone by providing life-enhancing services and vital support).