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At Holy Trinity Benefice, we are committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults.

Our policy is here for Christchurch and St Margaret's and here for St Paul's. (Click to download).


In line 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.

As a church we follow the guidelines set out in the Parish Safeguarding Handbook.



In the event of an emergency, call 999.

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 07342 993 844

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

For issues around Domestic Violence, you can ring this Helpline: 0808 2000 247


For non-urgent problems contact one of our Safeguarding Coordinator:

Alison Ridge

safeguarding coordinator


Alison Ridge. 

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