© 2013 Trinity United Reformed Church - Milton Grove, Wigan, WN1 2PG
(I am including the following letter, so that everyone knows how seriously the URC is taking safeguarding and that support is at hand should it be required. Ed. Nov 2017)
PEOPLE AND CHURCHES
Hi, I’m Julie Rafferty and I recently retired from the Cheshire Police after serving 30 years as a police officer. Most of my service I have been involved in criminal investigation and for the last nine years of my service I worked in the public protection arena, supervising teams of detectives to manage sex offenders in the community and investigating sexual and violent offences committed against the most vulnerable members of the community; as a result, I am passionate about safeguarding and ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected and heard.
I am really pleased to be appointed as the Safeguarding Advisor for Mersey and North-Western Synods and feel I have the experience and knowledge to support the URC churches in the two areas. As the Safeguarding Advisor, my main responsibilities will be:
Delivery of safeguarding training to ministers and volunteers
Creating safer environments within the church, ensuring that key individuals have current DBS checks in place
Responding to safeguarding concerns
Ensuring that churches have up to date Safeguarding policies and procedures
Looking forward to meeting you all, in the meantime if anyone wants any help or advice, I am contactable on:
Safeguarding at Trinity
If you have any questions or concerns about Safeguarding at Trinity please contact Mrs Ruth Parker.