Safeguarding at Kingsdown & Creekside

At K&C we want to make everyone feel welcome and safe. To help with this, Julie Lemon is our lead Safeguarding Officer for Children and Vulnerable Adults. Her role, along with her colleagues in our different churches include looking out for those within K&C who may need support. They are also available to speak to about 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 the Clergy team.
To see information from the Diocese of Canterbury

Reporting Abuse

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 page for their contact information.

Finding support

We here at the Kingsdown and Creekside Parish understand that 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 easily available.

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000

(lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 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 2000 247

(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: 080 8808 8141

(free phone Monday to Friday 9 AM – 5 PM).