Castlehold Baptist Church


At Castlehold we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. Our aim is to ensure the church is a safe and trusted environment at all times.

All leaders receive regular safeguarding training.

Everyone working with children or adults at risk has been DBS-checked.

We will always take any disclosure, accusation or suspicion of abuse seriously.

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Safeguarding children

Our safeguarding officers

Gail Duke

M: 07983 169049

Roger Herbert

M: 07531 094738

Katie Charlton

M: 07980 029398

Responding to safeguarding concerns or allegations

If you have reason to be concerned about the welfare of a child or young person, you should follow these steps:

  • DO observe or listen carefully.
  • DO make notes.
  • DO NOT ask leading questions.
  • DO NOT promise that you will not tell anyone else.

Then please contact one of our safeguarding officers directly.

If you are unable to reach a safeguarding officer, use a helpline:

Isle of Wight Children’s Social Care: 0300 300 0117 – call any time, day or night.

Police: If there is immediate danger, call 999.

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 (or, if you are 18 or under, call 0800 11 11).

Childline: 0800 11 11 – call any time for free, confidential help or advice.

Safeguarding adults at risk

Our safeguarding officer

Matt Mckeown

M: 07761 540627

If you are concerned that an at-risk adult may be suffering abuse or neglect, please contact our safeguarding officer.

If you are unable to reach the safeguarding officer, please call the Safeguarding Team at the Isle of Wight Council on 01983 814980  (outside office hours call 01983 821105) or email

More information is available on the Isle of Wight Council website here.