Here at  St. Mary's Church, in the Parish of Riverhead with Dunton Green, we are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, and Vulnerable Adults.

Our PCC has adopted the Church of England's policies and best practice on Safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England's website: .

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Jane Ibbotson, whose email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In her absence, please contact Daphne Harrison - details per the Contacts page

In the Diocese of Rochester, details of the Safeguarding Team, including their telephone, mobile and e-mail contact details, can be found on the following web page: 

As well as the diocese, we are supported by Thirtyone:eight, an independent Christian Safeguarding charity. For more information about their work please see:

Our Safeguarding Policies:


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 Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141