My name is Marion Strachan and I am the Safeguarding Officer for Longfield Parish.

If you would like to talk to someone about a Safeguarding issue, please contact us on the email link below and leave a message and I or an authorised colleague will contact you as soon as we can. We take safeguarding issues very seriously and want to help you.

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If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

Finding support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore, here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist, either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (Freephone and open 24 hours) – Phone if you are worried about a child

Child-line: 0800 1111 (Freephone and open 24 hours) – Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (Freephone and open 24 hours) – Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse

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

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 – Freephone – (Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm)

Social Services Contacts for Children: Office hours 0300 041 1111 – Out of Office hours 0300 041 9191

Social Services Contacts for Adults: Office hours 0300 041 6161 – Out of Office hours 0300 041 9191

Janice Keen, Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults – Office hours 01834 560000 – Out of Office hours 0303 003 1111