Holy Trinity parish takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines, and our Safeguarding Policy is reproduced below. You can find out more about the Church of England's national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at http://www.liverpool.anglican.org/safeguarding
The Parish of Holy Trinity, Formby
PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH
The following policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on 4th November 2019.
In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is committed to:
Promoting a safer environment and culture.
Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.
The Parish will:
Create a safe and caring place for all.
Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures.
Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.
Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.
Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact* if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately.
Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually.
Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.
Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.
This church appoints Pam Pearson as the Parish Safeguarding Officer.
Incumbent: Revd Mark Stanford
Churchwardens: Jan Outram, Jenny Hayes
Date: 4th November 2019
* Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Catriona Richardson, 0151 705 2153 or 07887 510946
SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
AT HOLY TRINITY
Parish Breakfast this Sunday after 8.30 Service in the Parish Hall.
8:30am Holy Communion
10am Family Worship
11.15am Morning Worship
Additionally Holy Communion is normally celebrated once a month at the 10am and 11.15am services.
11.00am Holy Communion
Come and join us!
Thank you to all for your generosity this year in bringing gifts for the Toy Service. The gifts will be distributed to needy children in Sefton.
Sunday 11th December at 3.00pm
Cafe Style Carol Service
with Holy Communion
Sunday 18th December 11.00am
Dates For Your Diary
3rd December 10.00am: Carols” Christmas Tree Bonanza” @ Holy Trinity
Big sing choir practices for this event will start on 6th November at 12-1pm and after coffee morning on Monday 7th November at 12-1pm. Thereafter on Sundays at 12-1pm. All welcome.
Friday 9th December 8.00pm:
“Sweet Friday” Following a successful launch Grace Coates from the Flourist Bakery will be demonstrating cookie decoration, with an opportunity for everyone to have a go. You are invited to bring a friend, bring nibbles something you would like to drink (and a glass), we will provide mince pies to have with coffee and tea. For more details contact email@example.com 01704386464
16th December 7.30pm:
Liverpool Male Voice Choir @ St Michael & All Angels, tickets £10, including a glass of wine and a mince pie phone 01704 879443