If you or somone you know is in immediate danger, or requires medical assistance

Call 999 immediately

Safeguarding at Kingsdown & Creekside

Parish Safeguarding Officer, Julie Lemon

At Kingsdown and Creekside we want to make everyone feel welcome and safe, to help with this we have appointed Julie Lemon as our lead safeguarding officer for children and vulnerable adults. Her role, along with her colleagues in different churches include looking out for those within the  Parish who may need support. They are also available to speak to at any issues or concerns you may have.

Every volunteer who helps with children and youth work has to complete an application form, a DBS check, and two references. As a parish, we are fully signed up to the diocesan safeguarding training framework.

Julie can be contacted on ‭07769 562395 or

Alternatively, you can speak with any member of our clergy team. (You can find out how to contact them on our contact us page)

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer Paul Brightwell. 07398 009951

Other Organisations

we here at the Kingsdown  and Creekside Parish understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and as we are not equipped to respond at all hours of the day here are contact details for other agencies that can offer more specialist advice and may be more readily available.

NSPCC child protection helpline: 0808 800 5000
(11am-6pm Mon-Fri). Phone if you're worried about a child.

Samaritans helpline: 116 123
(open 24 hours). Phone if you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Family Lives:  0808 800 2222
(9am-9pm Mon-Fri: 10am-3pm weekends) Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families.

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
Anonymous and confidential helpline, for anyone with concerns about sexual abuse and its prevention.

ChildLine: 0800 1111
(lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National domestic violence helpline: 0808 200 0247
(lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Hourglass (Formerly Action on Elder abuse) helpline: 0808 808 8141
(24 hours). Phone if you are worried about an elderly person.

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
(10am-9pm Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm Fri)  Phone if you’re an adult survivor of any form of child abuse