The Parish is currently reviewing its safeguarding policy in the light of recent administrative and technical additions. When finalised it will be published here.

Meantime if you need to report an incident you will find contact details for help and advice below.

However, in any instance that requires an emergency response call 999 and ask for the Police

Contacts in Parish of the Good Shepherd:

Parish Priest: Rev Father Leo Illah.
Phone: 01304 206766

Parish Safeguarding Representatives: 

Stephen Carton. 0749 507 1002. Email:

Keith Wells. 0790 967 3596. Email:

Zoroaster Bordios. 0758 450 5071. Email:

If the circumstances are not urgent and you don’t want to speak to someone local:

Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator

Mary-Jane Crowley. Archdiocese of Southwark – Safeguarding Co-ordinator.
Paul Czastka: Archdiocese of Southwark – Senior Administrator Tel: 020 7261 1606. Email:
Postal Address: Safeguarding Office, St Gabriel’s House, Westminster Bridge Road, London. SE1 7FQ.

Social Services for Dover District Council:

During the day and in office hours and concerned about an adult? Call 03000 41 61 61 (text relay 18001 03000 41 61 61) or email

Concerned about a child? Call 03000 41 11 11 (text relay 18001 03000 41 11 11) or email

Out of hours and if urgent:
Outside of normal office hours, for example during the night, call 03000 41 91 91.

If you think someone is in immediate danger, the best thing to do is call 999 for the emergency services.

Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service:

Phone: 020 7901 1920. Email: