SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
The Church of England (of which Amblecote Holy Trinity is a part) is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community.
In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.
“The Diocese of Worcester is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely. I take that commitment very seriously and believe that making our churches safe for all is everyone’s responsibility. To enable that, our diocesan safeguarding team provides professional advice and training, as well as supporting those who may have suffered abuse. I commend to you the important policies and procedures detailed here. It is my prayer that they will help to ensure that all can flourish as God’s Kingdom People."
If you or someone you know is feeling unsafe, you can contact the following people and organisations:
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Elizabeth Walker – 01384 831469
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Hilary Higton – 07495 060869
The Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Delia Stokes – 07376 374380, Clare Arden - 07375 078677
Dudley Adult & Children’s Social Care – 0300 555 0055 (out of hours 0300 555 8574)
Childline, for children and young people – 0800 1111
NSPCC, for adults concerned about a child – 0808 800 5000
Local police – 101
If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm, please contact the emergency services on 999
You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!