Safeguarding

Here at Trinity Church we take our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of all in our church family seriously, especially children and potentially vulnerable adults.

In particular we are committed to:

  • the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability
  • responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed
  • cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation
  • ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse
  • extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them

Training courses are attended by all in the PCC. This training, delivered online or by representatives of the Diocese, varies according to the individual’s role. Sessions are attended by clergy, wardens and PCC members, the Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators and Disclosure Officer, and others in key roles within the church.

Parish Safeguarding Officer & Safeguarding Co-ordinator (children): Fraser McKie

Safeguarding Co-ordinator (vulnerable adults): Fraser McKie

Churchwardens: Penny Durie / Tim Heath

You can find contact details of the Diocesan safeguarding personnel by following this link.