The role of the Parish Safeguarding Officers (PSOs) is to be ‘familiar with the Diocesan policies and procedures for safeguarding children, safeguarding adults who may be vulnerable, and responding to domestic abuse’.
Therefore the Diocese organises Basic Training courses twice a year for volunteers proposing to work with any children’s groups or those involving vulnerable adults. The Safeguarding Team have also produced a user-friendly Safeguarding Handbook outlining the church policies and the PSOs' contact details. Training course details here.
The Team are responsible for enabling groups to carry out annual risk assessments.
They also develop and provide training for leaders and specific groups as required.
We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at Holy Trinity. The Safeguarding Team are available at any time to listen to any concerns that the congregation may have about safeguarding matters.
Our Team’s contact details are given below, along with a range of other contact and helpline details. If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the Police on 101.
Holy Trinity Safeguarding Team (contact via 01737 766604):
Sonya Barrow Timperley Church
Lynn Crittenden Vulnerable Adults
Ruth Inwood Children and Young People
Anne Smith DBS / Children
Holy Trinity Churchwardens
Lynn Crittenden 07906 211296
Paul Taylor 01737 211899
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Kate Singleton 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers
Marie Daly 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295
Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622
Local Authority Social Services
Children 0300 470 9100
Adults 0300 200 1005
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).
Current edition of A Safe Church (Diocesan Safeguarding Policy)