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Safeguarding with Health and Safety

At the Parish of St Mary's Bromley, we are committed to Safeguarding everyone - Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults. 

We are part of the Church of England's Safeguarding practice

We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance.

The PCC's Formal Safeguarding Statement can be found here

We have adopted the House of Bishops’ “Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement”

A copy of this can be found here


Safeguarding is grounded in being confident and well informed

Everyone with a role at St Mary's is asked to take the basic Church of England Safeguarding Awarenes course, which takes about an hour to complete.  Other people may also want to increase their safeguarding awareness by taking this free course.  You can access it directly by clicking on the following link:  and beginning by creating your new account.

Please contact Lisa Morris at our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Anne Yolland or any of the Safeguarding Team if you need any further information on these courses.
There are no wrong questions and we are very happy to be of help.


Further information

Our PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website

There is further safeguarding information on the Rochester Diocesan website at:

Promoting a Safer Church, this is a booklet with much valuable information
To down load a copy click here


Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Greg Barry
Tel: 01634 560000 or 07585 952174



Health and Safety

Within Safeguarding St. Mary's is working on Health and Safety. 
One important issue is Working at Height.
A document from the Ecclesiastical Insurance company leading to supporting documents can be found here

Further Links
Promoting a Safer Church

Food Hygiene

St. Mary’s church seeks to be a caring community in all it does which follows from the God of love that we worship.
Hospitality and sharing meals are one of the crucial and delightful ways that we do this, very much inspired by Jesus’ table fellowship.

To support members of the congregation preparing food, the Safeguarding Team have prepared a policy based on a government document.
St. Mary's policy can be found here
The full government document can be found here

Hard copies are available from the Parish Administrator in the Parish Office.

Members of eth Safeguarding Team will be very happy to discuss any aspect of food hygiene or anything else to do with Safeguarding in St. Mary’s Church.

Personal Safety

You are encouraged to look after yourself. Two aspects are outlined below

Lone Working. Ensure this is done well.
For advice click here

Demanding Visitors. Some people require special treatment.
For advice click here



NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Bromely Safeguarding Children Board : 0208461 7309

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 8141

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