Safe Guarding

Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding is about building relationships together. Holy Trinity feel it is important that everyone feels welcome and safe, whatever their age and need. To help with this, we have a team who oversee both children and vulnerable adults within the parish:

Barry Oak is our safeguarding officer; he is supported in this by Lindzi O’Connor Dave O’Connor & Jane Newton. Barry is happy to speak with you about any issues or concerns that you might have please contact him via email barryoak3@googlemail.com

Across the parish we have a team of volunteers who help with the children, young people and vulnerable adults in their groups and activities. Each person on the team has to complete an application form, a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and a disclosure form. We offer appropriate training to all who join our team.

We are committed to the safeguarding policy for the Diocese of Guildford.

https://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/about/safeguarding-inclusion/safeguarding-policy

This is reviewed annually by the PCC. In all our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults we follow guidelines based on Diocesan guidelines. The Safeguarding Officer is happy to discuss this should you have any questions.

If you need to talk to someone outside of our parish, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - Ian Berry - ian.berry@cofeguildford.org.uk .