Aldridge Parish | Safeguarding
The Anglican Parish of Aldridge, consisting of Aldridge Parish Church, St Thomas' Church, Tynings Lane Church and the Hothouse.
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We take safeguarding very seriously here in the Parish of Aldridge. Find out more about our policy, procedures and practices below.

As a church, we are committed to:


  • Providing a safe, caring environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Protecting their rights
  • Protecting them from harm
Please see the PDF link at the bottom of the page for the relevant application forms for Barring & Disclosure (formerly CRB)

Our Policy and Practice is based on the model guidance provided by the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS). Our Policy is registered with CCPAS who also supervise our Disclosure and Barring Service checks on all people who wish to work with children, young people or vulnerable adults. We are also advised by the Diocese of Lichfield.

Our Policy and Procedures are available to be seen in the Church Office.

Safeguarding Children and Young People

Parents and carers, the safety of your child/children is very important to us.

The Safeguarding Children and Young People Co-ordinator is Lynne Trew and she can be contacted on 01922 452010. In her absence contact Helen Gilbert on 07786 515557.

Lynne will happily discuss with you our policies and procedures for ensuring the safety of our young people and children. Any concerns regarding the welfare and safety of any child or young person whilst in the church’s care must be reported as soon as possible to Lynne who is nominated by the church council to act on its behalf.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Co-ordinator is Helen Gilbert and she can be contacted on 07786 515557. In her absence contact Lynne Trew on 01922 452010.

Helen will discuss with you our policies and procedures for ensuring the safety of vulnerable adults. Any concerns that arise during visiting, pastoral ministry or prayer ministry must be reported as soon as possible to Helen who is nominated by the church council to act on its behalf.

Under no circumstances should a church worker or volunteer or member of the public carry out their own investigations into the allegation or suspicion of abuse.

Training sessions are held regularly to ensure all workers with our children and young people are familiar with the procedures and understand the importance of working to best practice at all times.

Contact Numbers

Lynne Trew

Safeguarding Children Co-ordinator

01922 452010

Helen Gilbert

Church Warden & Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Co-ordinator

07786 515557

Walsall Children’s Services

0300 555 2866

Out of hours – 0300 555 2836

Walsall Adult Social Care

0300 555 2922

Lichfield Diocese Safeguarding Children Officer

Revd Kim Hodgkins

01543 306099

Lichfield Diocese Safeguarding Adults Officer

Revd Sally Smith

01782 266066

Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS)

0845 120 4550


0800 1111