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