Horsham PCC Safeguarding Policy: Holy Trinity Church, Horsham.


Our policy commitments are:

  • 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 Horsham PCC agreed and adopted the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy at its meeting on 30th September 2021.  A full copy of the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults “Promoting a Safer Church” can be found here.

Our Policies

Chichester Diocese Resources Website

Parish Safeguarding Handbook

Keeping information safe – a guide to good practice

St Marys Horsham PCC Privacy Notice with consent (April 2018 onwards)

An introduction to Church Suite

Our Safeguarding Team

Parish Safeguarding Officer:
Our Holy Trinity Church Safeguarding Officer is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult with vulnerability.

Safeguarding Links

Holy Trinity Church Safeguarding Officer

Clare Schofield: E-mail

Horsham Parish Safeguarding Officer
Linda Goodwin: E-mail
Phone 01403 288 895 – please do not include any confidential information in any message you leave on this number

If you would prefer to speak with someone outside the church:
Chichester Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Colin Perkins: E-mail
Phone 01273 425792

Approved by Horsham PCC (Parochial Church Council): 30th September 2021