Safeguarding

Here you'll find Bosham Church's safeguarding policies and contacts.

Safeguarding

Protecting the vulnerable is at the very heart of the Christian faith. Our safeguarding work in church is an expression of God’s kindness and compassion and of our commitment to the gospel.

Policies and Contacts

Holy Trinity Parochial Church Council is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members.

We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. We are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued by the House of Bishops

  • We will carefully select and train all those who work or volunteer in positions of trust. We will use the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools, to check the background of each person.
  • We will respond, without delay, to every concern made that a person for whom we are responsible may have been harmed.
  • We will co-operate fully with statutory agencies during any investigation concerning a member of the church community.
  • We will seek to ensure that anyone for whom we have pastoral responsibility who has suffered abuse is offered support that meets their needs.
  • We will respond appropriately to those who have committed sexual offences who wish to join our fellowship, following House of Bishop’s guidance and the advice of the Safeguarding Team.
  • We will review this policy annually and as part of this process will ensure that all our procedures, particularly in relation to the Disclosure and Barring Service, are up to date.

 

For further information, or to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding adviser,  please see the safeguarding pages on the Diocese of Chichester website here.

Links to outside agencies who can help with adult and child protection issues can be found here.

Policies

Child Protection Policy Holy Trinity Bosham

Child Protection Policy own Feb

Child Protection Policy without own 

Child Protection Procedures 2016 Feb 2018 

HTB Behaviour Code Feb 2018

HTB E Safety Policy Feb 2018

Safeguarding Contacts

Caroline Homer is our Safeguarding Lead

Tel: 0330 1170156

Email: safeguarding@boshamchurch.org.uk

The Vicarage 01243 573228

Parish Office Number 01234 210242

Church Address

Holy Trinity Church
High Street
Bosham
Chichester
West Sussex
England
PO18 8LY

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