Parish Child Protection Policy

St Edmund's Church follows the Child Protection guidance of the Diocese of Rochester. The Child Protection Policy is available and displayed in the Living Well Centre for anyone to inspect. All staff and volunteers who work with children or vulnerable adults are CRB checked, and are required to undergo regular training in child protection issues.

St Edmund's Church has a designated Child Protection Officer. Their role is to deal with any child protection issues, ensure that CRB applications are processed, that training opportunities are accessed by staff and volunteers, and to work with the Parochial Church Council and the Diocese of Rochester on child protection issues.

The Child Protection Officer should be the first point of contact for people who have concerns or questions about child protection. The Child Protection Officer is Lorraine Bathgate and can be contacted on 01322 386828

Children and young people needing confidential support and help - contact Childline on 0800 1111