Safeguarding or do you need help? 

The PCC’s of Little Stour Benefice have adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England. We are committed to the following:

  • Safeguarding all children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Carefully selecting and training staff and volunteers, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability
  • Responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed or is at risk
  • Cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation
  • Ministering appropriately to anyone who has experienced abuse
  • Extending pastoral care to offenders, whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm 

Our Safeguarding Officers for the Benefice are:

chrisChris Armstrong on 07804 468448 for Littlebourne email him here

Gill Gill Estcourt on 01227 728444 for Wickhambreaux, Ickham and Stodmarsh email her here 

Gillian Gillian Agboola on 07857308518 for Wingham email her here 

Diocese Safeguarding (Canterbury) 

Fiona Coombs -Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

 Telephone - 07548 232395  or Email -

Kent County Council services

Main contact: 03000 41 41 41 

Children and Families Information Service: 03000 41 23 23

Adult Social Services and Health: 03000 41 61 61 

Children’s Social Services:03000 411111

You can also contact any of the following for help:

For help if you are a child:

NSPCC :0808 800 5000 

Childline: 08001111 

For Domestic abuse support:

Refuge:  0808 2000 247 

Mens advice line:  0808 801 0327 

Contact Women's aid live chat

For mental health crisis:

Samaritans: 116 123

SANEline: 03003047000 

Calm: 0800585858