Safeguarding

 

 

Policy - Summary

We are committed to promoting and supporting environments that enable and encourage concerns to be raised and responded to openly and consistently and which:

 

  • are youth-friendly child-friendly and nurture their positive development

  • enable children and young people to be active contributors to the church community

  • protect children and young people from actual or potential harm

  • ensure that all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse

  • encourage adults who may be vulnerable to lead as independent a life as possible, to choose how to lead their life, and to be active contributors to the church community

  • protect adults who may be vulnerable from actual or potential harm

  • ensure that all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse

  • protect those vulnerable to domestic abuse from actual or potential harm

  • recognise equality amongst people and within relationships

 

If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding issues please contact the Holy Trinity Safeguarding officers

 

Valerie Shirley and Steve Jordan

Office 020 8699 0172 email safeguarding@holytrinity.life

 

Useful Contacts

- NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child. 

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

 

- National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse. 

- Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to. 

- Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm). 

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers contact details 

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton kate.singleton@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9423

Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours) 

 

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon 

Marie Daly marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9441

Mobile 07946 255295 

Louise Vernon louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9462

Mobile 07946 255622 

More information on safeguarding in Southwark Diocese can be found in the latest version of A Safe Church 

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