Here at Holy Trinity church we take the safeguarding of our children and vulnerable adults seriously. We want to do the best we can to make sure that everyone who takes part in any of our groups or activities can do as and be as safe as they can be. We believe that safeguarding is everybody's responsibility.
If you are a child and you have any concerns you can either:
If anyone has concerns that a child maybe in immediate risk of harm then you should contact the police on 999 (emergency) or 101 (less urgent)
Otherwise if you have concerns you should speak to the person you are responsible to or to one of the safeguarding team named below.
Our Policies and procedures.
We follow the Church of England Safeguarding for the Diocese of Chester which can be found here.
We aim to recruit safely in all aspects of our work. All of our volunteers are expected to fill out a self declaration form and anyone in any position of regular or regulated activity is required to complete a DBS check every 5 years.
If you volunteer to work with children or vulnerable adults you may therefore be asked to undertake a DBS check. This is free of charge and is relatively quick and easy. You will need to fill out an online form (most complete this in under 30 minutes) and provide us with 3 forms of identification for an ID check. The process is normally completed in 1 week.
We aim to offer training to all our volunteers regularly and have a safeguarding team who meet regularly to review things and keep everything up to date where needed.
If you have any questions or concerns you should talk to one of our safeguarding team. These are:
Alternatively you can call the diocese safeguarding adviser, Pauline Butterfield, on
01928 718834 x 221.
Useful links - external links
NSPCC - 'Every child deserves the best possible chance to rebuild their life after abuse.' Click the logo to visit their site.
Childline - 'online, on the phone, anytime'. Click the logo to visit their website.
NCDV was established to help survivors of domestic violence and abuse obtain protection against an abuser. Click the logo to visit their site.
AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help. - Click the logo above to visit their website.
Passionate about releasing people from a life sentence of poverty, debt, unemployment and addiction. Click the logo to visit their site.