Our commitments and code of practice


We are committed to the safeguarding of all children, young people, and adults when they are vulnerable. We aim to establish safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.

  • We comply with the Safeguarding Policy statement of the Church of England.
  • We accept the responsibilities of the church for all work with children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable carried out in the name of the church
  • We follow the procedures and guidance contained within the Canterbury Diocesan Safeguarding Guidelines in respect of DBS Disclosure checks, risk assessments and all other safeguarding practice and procedures.
  • We have appointed Coordinators to oversee the safeguarding of children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable. 

St. Alphege Seasalter Safeguarding Coordinator:
Hilary Poulton
Tel: 07740 631434 

Children and Young People
Vanessa Farnham
Tel: 01227 273586

Vulnerable Adults
Hilary Poulton
Tel: 07740 631434

Alison Fuller
07960 709498

Andrew Crocombe
01227 263925

For further information view our Code of Practice. As part of the Diocese of Canterbury, we also adhere to the Diocesan Guidelines - more information is found here.