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 Susan Allender, who may be contacted at Church.

In her absence, please contact Daphne Harrison, Licensed Lay Minister (LLM).




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: 

Our Safeguarding Policies:

PCC Formal Safeguarding Statement

'Promoting a Safer Church' poster incorporating relevant contact details

PCC Template re serious incident reporting


Links to other Safeguarding resources:

Church of England, House of Bishops:
Safeguarding policy statement for children, young people and adults

Diocese of Rochester:

Church of England:



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