Christchurch is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of its life and ministry. Safeguarding is about the action we take to promote a safer culture within the church community This means we will: 

  • promote the welfare of children, young people and adults
  • work to prevent abuse from occurring
  • seek to protect and respond well to those that have been abused.

If you have any concerns about the welfare behaviour of an adult, young person, or child.  contact our church safeguarding officer Francis using our contact form.

You can also contact Michael Elliott, Trinity Methodist Circuit Safeguarding Officer by email or Tel 078 349 52263.


We are a Baptist and Methodist Partnership and follow the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Methodist Church

If you want more information about the safeguarding policy framework in which the Church works, follow the links below to 

Useful contacts


For children who want someone to talk to

Tel 0800 1111

Or write to Childline, Freepost 1111, London N1 OBR


Parentline is run by Family Lives a national charity set up to respond to the needs of families, particularly parents and other adult carers.

Tel 0808 800 2222


National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Are you worried about domestic abuse?

Contact the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Tel 0808 2000 247