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:

www.canterburydiocese.org/safeguarding

Vicar
The Rev’d Fiona Haskett,, The Vicarage, 64 Oak Lane, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent, TN27 9TB.
Tel: 01622 891804.  Email: fiona.haskett@btopenworld.com

Revd. Fiona Haskett

Benefice Administrator
Matt Dredge Tel: 01622 890908. Email: secretary@handschurches.org


The Benefice Safeguarding Disclosure Officer (DBS):
Jackie Collins: 01622 890199, jackielorna@yahoo.co.uk


Headcorn Contacts:

Churchwardens
Russell Anderson: 01622 891991, russellanderson1@btinternet.com
Merilyn Francis: merilynsanford@hotmail.com

Safeguarding Officer
Jackie Collins: 01622 890199, jackielorna@yahoo.co.uk

Bellringers
Tower Captain:  Mr Tim Munt. Tel: 01622 891724. Email: tim@muntonline.com

Choir
Anne-Marie Trustram. Tel: 01622 892480. Email: amtrustram@btinternet.com

Friends of Headcorn Parish Church (FHPC)
Rev’d Fiona Haskett Tel: 01622 891804. Email: fiona.haskett@btopenworld.com

Magazine Editor
Mrs Helen Anderson:  Tel: 01622  891945.  Email: magazine@handschurches.org


Chart Sutton Contacts

Churchwarden
None at the moment

Safeguarding Officer
Mary Brett, Tel: 01622 843748. Email: mbrett11@btinternet.com

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


East Sutton Contacts

Churchwardens
Mrs Nonie Worsfold. Tel: 01622 843101. Email: nsworsfold@gmail.com
Mrs Julia Ireland.  Tel 01622 891058: Email: juliajeanireland@gmail.com

Safeguarding Officer
Mary Brett, Tel: 01622 843748. Email: mbrett11@btinternet.com


Sutton Valence Contacts

Churchwardens
Mr Gover James. Tel: 01622 842681. Email: goverjames50@gmail.com
Mr Stephen Pereira. Email: stephen_pereira@sky.com

Safeguarding Officer
Mary Brett, Tel: 01622 843748. Email: mbrett11@btinternet.com


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 secretary@handschurches.org

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