SAFEGUARDING

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Holy Trinity Hastings is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members; and follow guidance on policy and practice issued by the House of Bishops, in line with the requirements of the Diocese of Chichester. 


Safeguarding Queries

 

If you have any queries, questions or general concerns relating to safeguarding at Holy Trinity Hastings please contact Paul Donaldson. Paul will be happy to discuss our policies with you and advise on general safeguarding matters.

 

Any concerns regarding the welfare and safety of any child, young person or adult whilst in the church’s care must be reported as soon as possible to the head of their ministry or directly to the Incumbent and Parish Safeguarding Officer.

 

Under no circumstances should a church worker or volunteer or member of the public carry out their own investigations into the allegation or suspicion of abuse.

 

Training sessions are held regularly to ensure all workers with our children and young people are familiar with the procedures and understand the importance of working to best practice at all times.

 

Further policy documentation and information is available from Paul Donaldson at paul.donaldson@hthchurch.org.

 

Contact Details

 

Paul Donaldson – Kids Pastor and Safeguarding Representative
paul.donaldson@hthchurch.org

Simon Scott – Parish Safeguarding Officer
htchurch@btinternet.com

Simon Larkin – Incumbent
simon.larkin@hthchurch.org

Colin Perkins - Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding Advisor
01273435792 / 07500771210 / colin.perkins@chichester.anglican.org

East Sussex County Council – Single Point of Advice Team
01323 464222 or 0-19.SPOA@eastsussex.gcsx.gov.uk

Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS)
0845 120 4550

Childline
08001111