Promoting a Safer Church Policy Statement
We, Holy Trinity Hounslow, endorse fully the Church of England’s safeguarding policy statement “Promoting a Safer Church”. This states:
“The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all.”
We have also adopted the Principles of the House of Bishops on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk who enter Holy Trinity which is based on the following six overarching policy commitments:
Promoting a safer environment and culture
Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church
Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others
For further information, please see the Church of England Safeguarding Policy & Practice Guidance, which is found on the following link:
Safeguarding Officer, HT Hounslow
Out of hours advice can be sought from the CCPAS helpline on 0845 1204550.
If there is danger to life or limb, call 999.