Safeguarding

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Safeguarding

Holy Trinity Barnes Church is committed to promoting a safer church. We believe that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. It is a Gospel imperative. This Church is committed to the care, nurture, and safe pastoral ministry of all children and adults and to creating a safe place for everyone to worship and grow in Christ. We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.  

Safeguarding

This means that we have both a Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and a Safeguarding Adults Who May Be Vulnerable Policy. These and the procedures that are in place are available on our website. (We also have a policy for responding to Domestic Violence) All staff, (including temporary staff, volunteers and PCC Members) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are encouraged to read these Policies on request.  

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Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child or vulnerable adult’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about these individuals are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child or vulnerable adult’s welfare. 

Our Church Safeguarding Team are: 

Caroline Dyer

CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH PASTOR 

PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER (PSO) 

caroline@htbarnes.org 

David Cooke

VICAR 

david@htbarnes.org

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) and the Vicar have a duty of care to ensure the protection of the vulnerable in the church community. Churchwardens work with the Vicar, PCC and PSO to ensure safeguarding is prioritised. 

Church Wardens

LISA JONES  warden@htbarnes.org DIANE HOME  warden@htbarnes.org