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Safeguarding Past Cases Review

We are committed to making our church a safe place for all.

Churches across the Diocese of Rochester are currently undertaking a comprehensive safeguarding review to establish that all known cases of concern relating to church abuse (abuse committed by clergy, lay ministers or those with licensed or commissioned roles) have been considered and dealt with appropriately.

If you are concerned about something you have experienced in a church, now or in the past, or you are worried about another person – perhaps a vulnerable adult or a child – there are people you can talk to and you will be taken seriously.

Anyone who needs to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocese of Rochester’s Safeguarding Team on: 01634 560000 or visit www.rochester.anglican.org/safeguarding/

Recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated telephone helpline, operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, is available. Calls can be made free on 0800 80 20 20.

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