If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

Holy Trinity is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all of our members. Safeguarding is a core part of our responsibility as part of the Church of England and the PCC has adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ Model Safeguarding Policy.  

For more information on Church of England Safeguarding policy and procedure click here to access the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook.  

Holy Trinity PCC has appointed Shiralee Keane as its dedicated safeguarding officer. Should you have any concerns regarding safeguarding of children or adults relating to activities at Holy Trinity, please contact Shiralee via safeguarding@htt.org.uk

Holy Trinity follows safer recruitment guidelines including vetting via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Our lead recruiter is Rev’d Sue Taylor.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA), Greg Barry, can be contacted via greg.barry@rochester.anglican.org or on 01634 560000 / 07585 952174. Further guidance and advice on safeguarding issues as well as the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy can be found on the Diocese of Rochester’s safeguarding pages https://www.rochester.anglican.org/safeguarding
 
Safeguarding advice and support is also available from Medway County Council. For safeguarding concerns regarding children or adults contact 01634 334466 (office hours) or outside of office hours 03000 41 91 91

Domestic Violence

If you have information about a domestic violence situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or require immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999.

If you, or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse you can get help by contacting the Medway Domestic Abuse Service (MDAS) on 0800 917 9948 or contact them via info@choicesdaservice.org.uk

For more information on the MDAS service, visit their website here

For domestic violence involving children, or if you have concerns for a child who may be witnessing domestic violence at home; contact Childline on 0800 1111. This number is free, available 24/7, and won’t appear on your bill. You can also get help and chat to a counsellor online via the Childline website here