At Holy Trinity, South Chatham we take safeguarding seriously

We want all our activities and services to be safe places for everyone.

The Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mark Salter Tel. 07719 184940

The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults visiting and participating in church activities is important. Everyone who participates in the life of the church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all. The Parish of Holy Trinity South Chatham follows the Church of England safeguarding guidance; these policies can be found on the diocesan website.

If you have any worries or concerns about yourself or another person that may be being harmed or is at risk of harm, we will do our best to help you.

If you have any concerns that an individual working or volunteering in the Parish may be acting inappropriately or harming another we want to know.

If a child, young person or adult is in immediate need of protection the police should be called.

Social services in each local authority can also be contacted to advise on a safeguarding concern.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children operates two 24-hour helplines:

• Help for children and young people – Childline 0800 1111

• Help for adults concerned about a child - 0808 800 5000

For victims of domestic abuse National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247