Safeguarding at Kingsdown & Creekside
At Kingsdown and Creekside we want to make everyone feel welcome and safe, to help with this we have appointed Julie Lemmon as our lead safeguarding officer for children and vulnerable adults. Her role, along with her colleagues in different churches include looking out for those within the Parish who may need support. They are also available to speak to at any issues or concerns you may have.
Every volunteer who helps with children and youth work has to complete an application form, a DBS check, and two references. As a parish, we are fully signed up to the diocesan safeguarding training framework.
Julie can be contacted on 01795 886462
alternatively, you can speak with any member of our clergy team. (You can find out how to contact them on our contact us page)
you can also find information from the diocese of Canterbury at their website http://www.canterburydiocese.org/safeguarding
If you have information regarding a safeguarding situation where someone is in immediate danger or requires medical attention call the emergency services on 999 without delay.
Otherwise if you wish to report anything you can contact Julie using the information on this page or follow the link to the diocese of Canterbury safeguarding homepage for their contact information.
we here at the Kingsdown and Creekside Parish understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and as we are not equipped to respond at all hours of the day here are contact details for other agencies that can offer more specialist advice and may be more readily available.
NSPCC child protection helpline: (0808) 800 5000
(lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you're worried about a child.
ChildLine: 0800 1111
(lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
National domestic violence helpline: (0808) 200 0247
(lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Samaritans helpline: 116 123
(open 24 hours). Phone if you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder abuse helpline: (0808) 808 8141
(Freephone Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM). Phone if you are worried about an elderly person.
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222