Safeguarding Policy Statements

Children and Young People in the Church 

This policy statement was adopted by Holy Trinity Church, Essex Street, Norwich at the Parochial Church Council meeting held on June 13th 2017. 
 
  1. It is the responsibility of all church members to do their best to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional and spiritual abuse or neglect of children and young people, and to report abuse that is alleged or suspected.
 
  1. This church will observe Church of England guidelines and treat these as the full protocol with regard to Children and Young People plus the additions or amendments as made specific to Holy Trinity. The church will support and resource workers who are appointed by the PCC, and provide for them supervision as a way of maintaining good practice.
 
  1. Workers, including paid workers and volunteer leaders, will be required to undertake the Child Protection Training that is offered by the Diocese and/or appropriate church officials.  They will be required to obtain a DBS (replaced CRB) disclosure, complete a Confidential Declaration and sign a Volunteer Agreement before commencing their work.
 
 
The Safeguarding Officer appointed by the PCC to oversee the implementation of this policy and to represent the concerns and views of children and young people is Andy Gray.

Vulnerable Adults in the Church

This policy was adopted by Holy Trinity Church, Essex Street, Norwich at the Parochial Church Council meeting held on June 13th 2017.
  1. We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives. It is the responsibility of all church members to do their best to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse or neglect of adults who are vulnerable, and to report abuse that is alleged or suspected.
  2. This church will observe Church of England guidelines with regard to Vulnerable Adults plus the additions or amendments as made specific to Holy Trinity. It will support and resource workers who are appointed by the PCC, and provide for them supervision as a way of maintaining good practice.
  3. Workers will be expected to undertake the Safeguarding Training that is offered by the Diocese and they may be required to obtain a DBS disclosure and complete a Confidential Declaration before commencing their work.
 
The Safeguarding Officer appointed by the PCC to oversee the implementation of this policy and to represent the concerns and views of vulnerable adults is Andy Gray.
 
 
[The Safeguarding Officer and the PCC hold copies of both Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adult policies]