St John the Evangelist Bexley

Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding at St John the Evangelist

We take the safeguarding of Children and Adults seriously here at St. John's. 

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

We subscribe to national policies of the Church of England with regards to safeguarding Adults and Children and are committed to the following: 

  • 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. 


Further information can be found on the Diocese of Rochester website 

Or in a Church of England document entitled 'Promoting a safer church' located at 

If you have any concerns please contact our trained safeguarding officer Sheetal Barucha (children/young people and adults) - 07738942886 


The vicar, Reverend Edward Barlow – 01322 521786 

 Alternatively, you can contact the Diocesan safeguarding officer Caroline Smith - 01634 560000 or 07768036590 

A copy of the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook can be accessed here.


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