If you have information about a safeguarding situation, where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.
The Parochial Church Council of Holy Trinity Church, Essex Street, Norwich has, wherever possible, adopted the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook dated October 2018.
Holy Trinity Church will adopt the Bishops Promoting Safe Church policy dated 2017 as required within the Parish Safeguarding Handbook. This includes:-
Promoting a safer environment and culture
Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church
Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.
Children and Young People in the Church
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, including volunteers, will be required to undertake the Child Protection Training that is offered by the Diocese, obtain a DBS disclosure via the church and complete a Confidential Declaration before commencing their work.
4. Responsibility for the appointment of workers and volunteers shall rest with the PCC.
Vulnerable Adults in the Church
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01603 622225 and ask to speak to Andy Gray.
The Diocese of Norwich can also be contacted by email email@example.com or 01603 882345
To contact one of the advisers direct their contact details are:-
Sue Brice, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
07958 377079 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sian Griffiths, Diocesan Assistant Safeguarding Adviser
07342 999386 or email@example.com
For further information, please also see Diocese website and Church of England Safeguarding website.