If you have suffered abuse or need help in reporting a case of abuse please use this link to go to the Church of England’s guidance and help Support for victims and survivors – Diocese of Rochester (


The parishes of St Lawrence’s, Mereworth, St John the Baptist, Wateringbury and St Dunstan’s, West Peckham are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults.

We have formally adopted the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy

We also follow the guidance in the Church of England’s Parish Safeguarding Handbook and the guidance on the Diocese of Rochester’s safeguarding pages

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers (PSOs) are:

If you or someone you are concerned about is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999.

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact one of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:

Case work, advice  – Greg Barry Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Lead for Tonbridge Archdeaconry)  07585952174

Case work, advice  – Anthony Glockling Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Lead for Rochester Archdeaconry):
07825 315748

Case work, advice survivor and victim focus, DBS and Parish Dashboards  – Caroline Smith Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Lead for Bromley and Bexley Archdeaconry):
07768 036590

Safeguarding Trainer – Sophie Allen:

Administration matters regarding DBS and training – Alison Jones:

Other Useful Contacts:

National helplines: 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