The Darent Valley Benefice takes safeguarding seriously.

The House of Bishops' policy statement "Promoting a Safer Church" has been adopted by the Benefice Council alongside a contextualised action plan.

If you have questions or concerns related to safeguarding, the Benefice Safeguarding Officer is Sue James who can be contacted on 01474 703497.

The diocesan safeguarding team can also be contacted on 01634 560000 and they have a really helpful website here.

The policy statement "Promoting a Safer Church" can be read here.


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

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.