St Francis church takes Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously and aims to comply with all relevant legislation and Best Practice guidelines. This includes criminal record checks and safer recruitment procedures for all volunteers and staff who work closely with children and vulnerable adults.
If you feel a child or adult is in immediate risk of serious harm you should ring 999.
Otherwise, please contact our Safeguarding Officer by email on
This address is monitored daily by more than one person. Please use it wherever possible as it is the best way to ensure your concerns receive a quick response.
Should you not have access to email, or fail to receive an answer to an email within 24 hours, please ring the Vicar, Fr. Stephen Niechcial on 01689 829971
Should you feel that your concern cannot be properly dealt with by our parish, you may contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on
To further help or aid you, the House of Bishops, Rochester Dioceses and the Church of England safeguarding practice web site details have been included
The Parish has adopted the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding policy which can be found here https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf
The Diocese of Rochester’s Safeguarding can be found here
The Church of England’s safeguarding Information can be found here
Fr. Stephen Niechcial,
Vicar St. Francis Petts Wood,
60 Willett Way BR5 1QE,
+44 1689 829971