At Holy Trinity we are committed to promoting a safer church, and as such take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practise on safeguarding which may be found here on the Church of England’s website. Please find our safeguarding policy here.

Our church is committed to:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk

Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by our policy and the guidelines established by this church which have come from the Diocese of Southwark’s Safer Church Policy here.

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact one of the following:



Anthony & Jackie

Church Wardens
Holy Trinity Parish Safeguarding Officers

Ronnie & Suzie

Adult Safeguarding Officers

Carol & James

Children Safeguarding Officers
Diocese of Southwark Safeguarding Advisers

Pamela Chisholm

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Marie Daly

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Louise Vernon

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

All hours (day & night) diocesan safeguarding emergency contact number: 020 3874 6743

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

  • 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)

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