At Holy Trinity we take our duty of safeguarding extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust policies, procedures, and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues regarding safeguarding, you can contact

Our Parish Safeguarding officer, Janet Lazarus, via the church office on 01925 574480

Our vicar, Shirley Cowan, on 07792862447

Find useful contact information at

The Liverpool Diocese Safeguarding Team are:

Andy  Holmes – Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – 07940 378139

Mick Murphy – Deputy Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – 07376 431466

Karen WIlliams – Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Debbie Duran – Safeguarding Team Support

If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns directly to the National Safeguarding Team, please email –

Holy Trinity PCC endeavours to ensure sure that children and adults will be kept safe and will not be placed at unacceptable risk of harm. We do this through:
  • establishing, implementing, and following good safeguarding policies and procedures including safer recruitment.
  • ensuring all staff and volunteers are aware of and follow the church’s safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • ensuring that staff and volunteers, as appropriate, receive safeguarding training.
Policy Statement on Safeguarding 2023

Signed safeguarding policy 2023

This states that 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.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at