Safeguarding at St George's 


At St George's church Deal we want to make everyone feel welcome and safe.
To help with this, Sue Fotheringham is our Safeguarding Officer 
Sue can be contacted be email -
 or by mobile on 07856149173
Sue Fotheringham Church Warden

Every volunteer who helps with children and youth work has to complete an application form, a DBS check and two references. We run regular vulnerable adult and child protection training for those on teams. Please contact the Church Office if you wish to help with the children and youth work or be involved in other ministries and we'll put you in touch with the right people. 


Reporting a Concern 


As our Safeguarding Officer, Sue Fotheringham should be the first point of contact if you have a safeguarding concern. You can contact Sue by phone (07856149173) or by email ( 

Alternatively, you can contact a member of the Clergy (01304 372587). If you are unable to get through, then please do leave a message if the concern is not urgent. If you do need to speak to someone urgently, then please try contacting the Church Office (01304 368355) or Hope House (01304 372587). If you believe someone is at immediate risk or danger please call 999.

‘Safeguarding contacts in the Church of England can be found here

You may also contact our church wardens Sue Fotheringham and Alex Kent at this email address through the church office on 01304 372587



We are committed to the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults policy of the Diocese of Canterbury. This is reviewed annually by the PCC

If you would like to read more of the policies and guidance given to us by the Canterbury Diocese, please do visit the Canterbury Diocese website.
Safeguarding policies and guidelines can be found by scrolling to the bottom of their Safeguarding Page.

If you need to talk with someone outside of church there are other organisations who offer advice and support: 
Child Line (for under 18's) - 0800 1111
NSPCC - 0808 800 5000
Family Lives helpline (for parents/carers) - 0808 800 2222 
Kent Social Services
 -concerns about adults  
03000 41 61 61
 - concerns about children) - 
03000 41 11 11
- out of hours)
03000 41 91 91
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline 
080 8808 8141
National Domestic Violence Helpline 
0844 804 4999