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Your Benefice of Faversham
Help & Support

The Benefice of Faversham Churches want to ensure everyone is welcome and safe.


Our Parish Safeguarding Officers:


Your Church of St Catherine, Preston:

Fiona Hamer

Telephone: 01795 536703

Your Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham: 

Phyllis Brown

Telephone: 01795  537070

Your Church of St Mary Magdalene, Davington:

Maureen Gregory 

Telephone: 01795 538495

Your Church of St Peter and St Paul, Ospringe:

Treena Field

Telephone: 07912 860849

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Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are available to speak to about concerns you may have.

Every volunteer who helps with children and youth work has to complete a DBS check.

As a benefice, we are fully signed up to the diocesan safeguarding training framework.‬
You can find Safeguarding information from the Diocese of Canterbury:

Our Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor:

Paul Brightwell
Telephone: 07398 009951



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Diocese of Canterbury Safeguarding

07398 009951

Kent County Council services:

Main contact: 03000 41 41 41

Adult Social Services & health: 03000 41 61 61

Children & Families Information Service: 03000 41 23 23

Children’s Social Services: 03000 41 11 11


(for those struggling to cope, who need someone to talk to)
116 123


(a text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. - a place for if you’re struggling to cope and need immediate help.)

Text: 85258

Support for Children and Young People

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(for children and young people before their 19th birthday)

0800 1111


(for adults concerned about a child)

0808 800 5000

Young Minds:

0808 802 5544

Stop It Now

(helps prevent child sexual abuse)

0808 1000 900

Papyrus | HopeLine

(for the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional well being in young people)

Call: 0800 068 41 41

Text: 07860039967

Support for Families

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Family Lives:

(provides support and advice on many family issues)

0808 800 2222

Support for Mental Health

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Campaign Against Living Miserably

(for men aged 15-35)

0800 58 58 58


(providing support for everyone

experiencing a mental health problem)

0300 123 3393


(providing support for those affected by mental illness when facing crisis, distress or despair)

0300 304 7000

Support for those experiencing Domestic Abuse

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Refuge: National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247

National Centre for Domestic Violence

(helping survivors of domestic violence and abuse obtain protection against an abuser)

Call; 0800 970 2070

Text: 60777


(empowerng women, ending domestic abuse)

0808 2000 247

Rising Sun Domestic Violence and Abuse Service

(supporting women and children affected by domestic abuse in East Kent

01227 452852

Women's Aid

0808 2000 247

Rights of Women

(Helping women through the law)

020 7251 6577

RESPECT: Men's Advice Line

(for matters relating to Domestic Abuse)

0808 801 0327

Survivors UK

(for any man, boy or non-binary person who has ever experienced unwanted sexual activity)

020 3322 1860

LGBT Switchboard:

0300 330 0630

Support for Older People

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Age UK

0800 678 1602

(formerly Action on Elder Abuse helpline)

0808 808 8141

Support for those who are bereaved and grieving

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Cruse Bereavement Support

0808 808 1677

Child Bereavement UK

(helping families rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies)

0800 02 888 40

Grief Encounter

(Supporting bereaved children & young people)

0808 802 0111

Child Death Helpline

(​A freephone service for all those affected by the death of a child)

0800 282 986

Holding On Letting Go

(Providing bereavement support and advice for those aged 6-16 and their families in Kent and Medway.)

03445 611 511

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

0115 944 1117

Support for Victims and Survivors of abuse

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The Survivors Trust

(for those who are isolated, at risk, vulnerable

and victims of any form of abuse)


(support for those affected by or at risk of sexual violence)


(confidential emotional support for children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post)


The National Association For People Abused in Childhood

(support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse)
0808 8010331


Minister And Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors

(for people who have been abused by church officers)

0808 801 0340

Victim Support

(support for victims after a crime)

0808 16 89 111

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