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Benefice Safeguarding Policy Statement

The parochial church councils (PCCs) of Holy Trinity Folkestone, St George’s Folkestone and St Paul’s Sandgate have adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Diocese of Canterbury. In particular, we are committed to:

  • the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults;
  • carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability;
  • responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed
  • co-operating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation;
  • ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse;
  • extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them.

Holy Trinity

  • Adult Safeguarding Coordinator is Heather Sutherland 07837 117818
  • Child Safeguarding Coordinator is Elizabeth Johnson 07949 269058
  • Wardens' details and contact form


St George's


St Paul's


Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact Childline on 0800 1111.


Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact Family Lives on 0808 800 2222.

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