Safeguarding 

Children and Young People in the Church 

The Parochial Church Council of Holy Trinity Church, Essex Street, Norwich has, wherever possible, adopted the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook.
 
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.

2. This church will observe Church of England guidelines with regard to Children and Young People. 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 Child Protection 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.

4. Responsibility for the appointment of workers shall rest with the PCC.
 
The Safeguarding Officer appointed by the PCC to oversee the implementation of this policy and to represent the concerns and views of vulnerable children is Andy Gray. To contact the Safeguarding Officer please email safeguarding@trinitynorwich.org or phone 01603 622225 and ask to speak to Andy Gray. 
 

Vulnerable Adults in the Church

The Parochial Church Council of Holy Trinity Church, Essex Street, Norwich has, wherever possible, adopted the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook.

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. 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.

4. Responsibility for the appointment of workers shall rest with the PCC.
 
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. To contact the Safeguarding Officer please email safeguarding@trinitynorwich.org or phone 01603 622225 and ask to speak to Andy Gray. 
 

For further information, please also see the Diocese of Norwich Safeguarding Statement and Church of England Safeguarding website