© 2018 by Holy Trinity East Finchley

SAFEGUARDING 

Here at Holy Trinity, East Finchley we are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We are fully committed to the London Diocese Safeguarding Policy "Promoting a Safer Diocese" (2018).

As a Parish we will:

  • Create a safe and caring place for all

  • Have a named Church Safeguarding Office (CSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures

  • Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse

  • Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish

  • Display on church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs

  • Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse

  • Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately

  • Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred

  • Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties

  • Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that there are reviewed annually


  • Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually

  • Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church. 

PCC Safeguarding Policy Statement - to download a copy of our full signed Safeguarding Statement, please click here