We take very seriously our duty to value all people and to protect them from harm

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. We adopt Church of England policies and practice guidance relating to safeguarding.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Full details of how to respond to concerns you have can be accessed here:

Responding to Concerns

Our Policies and Safeguarding Information
You may contact the Safeguarding Officer for Holy Trinity Church Ripon through the following e-mail address: 

The following documents set out our policy and provide information in this area

HTR – Promoting a Safer Church and Contact Details
HTR – Safeguarding Policy Statement 2024
Holy Trinity Safeguarding Guide
Truth Project Booklet

For more detailed information please refer to the Parish Safeguarding Handbook by following this link: Parish Safeguarding Handbook