The church with the open doors
The parish of Holy Trinity takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. As a congregation we are aware of the need to care for the children and vulnerable adults in our congregation.
Holy Trinity follows SAFE CHURCH, the Safeguarding Guidelines of the Diocese of Southwark. See also our parish safeguarding statement below, or for more details contact our safeguarding officer Jean Cooper or others listed here.
Churchwardens (see Who's who)
020 7939 9423 or 07982 279713
London Borough of Wandsworth
020 8871 6622 (9am to 5pm)
Out of hours: 020 8871 6000
accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy, our church is
The parish will:
create a safe and caring place for all
have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the Incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures
safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse
ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish
display on church premises and on the parish website the details of whom to contact with safeguarding concerns or support needs
listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse
take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops’ guidance, including immediately notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies
offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred
care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties
ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually
review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice at least annually.