The four churches of LVB are committed to safeguarding, especially for children and vulnerable adults.  Our safeguarding officer is Louisa Jones (below), email: or telephone 07917 610135 and our vicar is Revd. Dr John Huggins (01622 850280,  If you observe anything that concerns you, please contact one of us immediately.


Safeguarding means:

  • Promoting the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults
  • Preventing abuse and harm through active management of risk
  • Protecting those in harm through good policies and procedures
  • Responding to concerns about adults or children through taking appropriate action for their safety and wellbeing

If you have any questions or want to contact the Diocese about Safeguarding issues, please take a look at their website here

Churchwarden Contact Details:

Ken and Vanessa

Boughton Malherbe, Kenneth Alexander ( and Vanessa Goodwin (

Paul Hicks

Harrietsham, Paul Hicks (

Gill Simes

Lenham, Gill Simes,

Maggie Baldwin

Lenham, Maggie Baldwin (


Ulcombe: John Goode (

Other useful links can be found here:

The Church of England's web site for churches:

Social services:


Childline: Call 0800 1111

We align ourselves unequivocally with the Church of England's safeguarding policy and statement:

In LVB, we are taking action to become compliant with new General Data Protection Regulations which come into force on 25th May 2018.  Our policy on this can be viewed here.