We take the safety of our U18s and vulnerable adults very seriously. We want to do the best we can to make sure that everyone who takes part in any of our activities is as safe as they can be. We believe that safeguarding is everybody's responsibility.
If you think that a U18 or vulnerable adult may be in immediate risk of harm, you should contact the police on 999.
This is who to talk to at HTH if you are U18 or a vulnerable adult and are worried about something, or if you are concerned about the safety of an U18 or a vulnerable adult.
Or you can talk to the Diocese of Chester Safeguarding Team on 07704 338885.
The NSPCC Helpline number is 0808 800 5000 between 10am and 8pm Monday to Friday or email email@example.com
If there are concerns for the immediate safety of a child, contact the police on 999.
If a child or young person needs confidential help and advice they can call Childline for free on 0800 1111.
Our safeguarding policy
We follow the Church of England's Safeguarding policy and practice guidance in promoting a safer church. Here is its Child Protection policy update 1 - Internet and media
Here is our Parish Safeguarding Handbook
We require anyone volunteering to work with U18s or vulnerable adults to be DBS checked every three years.
We aim to offer regular training and support to all volunteers working with U18s or vulnerable adults.
Here is our guidance for working with U18s at HTH: Working with U18s - Good practice