At Holy Trinity we take safeguarding very seriously and are committed to the safety of all our members.
We aim to:
Promote a safer environment and culture.
Recruit and support safely all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
All clergy and lay leaders have enhanced DBS checks and receive regular safeguarding training.
Holy Trinity has its own safeguarding policy which is in line with that of the Diocese and a report is made to the Parochial Church Council at every meeting.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or need safeguarding information and who to contact please see below.
The Parish Safeguarding Officer may be contacted by email email@example.com, or through a dedicated Safeguarding Line 07596 223932 and also through the church office 01823 354800.
All contacts are confidential unless you give us permission to share it, or unless someone is at immediate risk.
Safeguarding concerns may also be reported to the Diocese through an online form at
Diocesan contact for safeguarding concerns: Diocesan Safeguarding Manager 01749 588917
We follow the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults from the Church of England as given in the following Policy Statements:
Further information is available from Church of England policy and practice
We also support national policy from the Church of England including following the practice guidance Responding Well to Victims and Survivors of Abuse
The Diocese also has a policy regarding domestic abuse Diocese of Bath and Wells Domestic Abuse Policy