Safeguarding & Contacts

Statement of safeguarding principles

We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community.

The Church of England will:

  • Promote a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults within the Church
  • Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
  • Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Respond to those that may pose a present risk to others

These policy commitments are based on our five foundations:

  • Gospel
  • Human rights and the law
  • Core principles
  • Good safeguarding practice
  • Learning from the past

The Benefice of Headcorn and the Suttons has adopted and complies with the Diocese of Canterbury Safeguarding Policy. Details may be found here:

The Rev’d Fiona Haskett,, The Vicarage, 64 Oak Lane, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent, TN27 9TB.
Tel: 01622 891804.  Email:

Revd. Fiona Haskett

Benefice Administrator

The Benefice Safeguarding Disclosure Officer (DBS):
Jackie Collins. Tel: 01622 890199 Email:

Headcorn Contacts:

Russell Anderson.  Tel: 01622 891991 Email:
Gillian Mountjoy. Tel: 01622 890395 Email:

Safeguarding Officer
Jackie Collins. Tel: 01622 890199 Email:

Tower Captain:  Mr Tim Munt. Tel: 01622 891724 Email:

Annie Hawkes.  Tel: 01622 890797

Friends of Headcorn Parish Church (FHPC)
Rev’d Fiona Haskett Tel: 01622 891804 Email:

Magazine Editor
Mrs Helen Anderson. Tel: 01622 891945 Email:

Chart Sutton Contacts

None at the moment

Safeguarding Officer
Mary Brett. Tel: 01622 843748 Email:

In case of other query please contact the vicar or PCC secretary Heather Knowler: 01622 749012

East Sutton Contacts

Mrs Nonie Worsfold. Tel: 01622 843101. Email:
Mrs Julia Ireland.  Tel 01622 891058: Email:

Safeguarding Officer
Mary Brett, Tel: 01622 843748. Email:

Sutton Valence Contacts

Churchwardens – None at the moment
PCC Secretary – Mr Gover James. Tel: 01622 842681. Email:
Treasurer – Mr Stephen Pereira. Email:

Safeguarding Officer
Mary Brett, Tel: 01622 843748. Email:

Helpline Details

Childline 0800 1111
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 8141
24-hour National Domestic Violence 0808 2000 247

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
There is new legislation about data protection, that came into effect on May 25th, 2018.  From that point, organisations, including churches, can only contact people for specific reasons, with agreed consent, plus it needs to be transparent about what personal data is held on individuals and how it is kept.

Your personal data – what is it?
“Personal data” is any information about a living individual which allows them to be identified from that data (for example a name, photographs, videos, email address, or address).  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information.  The processing (or use) of personal data is governed by the new law.

Who are we?
This Privacy Notice is provided to you by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) relating to the benefice of Headcorn and the Suttons, Kent, which is the data controller for your data.

The Church of England is made up of a number of different organisations and office-holders who work together to deliver the Church’s mission in each community.  The PCC works together with:

  • the incumbent of the parish (that is, our vicar or rector);
  • the bishops of the Diocese of Canterbury; and
  • the Diocesan Office, which is responsible for the financial and administrative arrangements for the Diocese of Canterbury.

As the Church is made up of all of these persons and organisations working together, we may need to share personal data we hold with them so that they can carry out their responsibilities to the Church and our community.  The organisations referred to above are joint data controllers.  This means we are all responsible to you for how we process your data.

Privacy Policies can be found on this website page, alternatively, please contact the Benefice Administrator via email

GDPR General Privacy Notice (Non-role holders) rev. May 18 GDPR-Role-Holder-Privacy-Notice-rev.-May-18 Electoral-Roll-Privacy Notice-2019