St Mary's Island Church

Creating spaces for our community to encounter Jesus

  • Island Way West
  • St Mary's Island
  • Chatham
  • Kent
  • ME4 3ST

01634 570489
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Safeguarding

St Mary’s Island Church is part of the Parish of St Mark’s Gillingham, so we use the same Safeguarding Policy.

St Mark's PCC Safeguarding Policy

We fully abide by the House of Bishops' Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement, which is based on five foundations and offers six overarching policy commitments as below: 

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture

  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church

  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons

  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons

  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others

For more information, please click here to view or download 'Promoting a Safer Church - House of Bishop's policy statement (2017)'

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek the advice from a Safeguarding Advisor or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:


Gabriele Goddard
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Tel:  07941 731656
E-mail:  ggoddard@stmarksgillingham.org

Jess Gladwell
Children and Youth Advocate
E-mail:  jessgladwell@stmarksgillingham.org

Karen Dyer
Vulnerable Adults Advocate
Tel:  07964 334878
E-mail:  blewkaren@hotmail.com

Claire Langridge & Greg Barry
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers
Tel:  01634 560000
E-mail: Greg.Barry@rochester.anglican.org & Claire.Langridge@rochester.anglican.org


Local Authority Social Services
Tel:  01634 334466
Out of hours:  03000 419191