The safety and well-being of every individual on our holidays is of paramount importance. As part of this commitment, our safeguarding policy is regularly reviewed and updated to keep it in line with the very latest best practice.
All staff, trustees and volunteers are required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and to provide two referees from whom we take up references. Staff and volunteers receive regular training on safeguarding children and young people. We are members of the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS).
You can find a copy of our safeguarding policy here.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or want to report a safeguarding matter relating to the Titus Trust please contact our Safeguarding Co-ordinator on 0300 302 0145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.If you would be more comfortable reporting through an independent Safeguarding charity, separate from the Titus Trust, please ring CCPAS on 0303 0031111 and select Option 2.
Media reports concerning John Smyth
The Trustees of the Titus Trust published a statement when allegations emerged in the press of horrific physical abuse by a former Iwerne leader, John Smyth, at his home in Winchester between 1978 and 1981.
We unanimously condemn the alleged actions and are deeply sorrowful at their terrible effects. Our hearts go out to the survivors for all they have suffered physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and for the long shadow cast over their lives and the lives of their families. We continue to pray that they will find profound healing and freedom from the harm so unjustly inflicted on them. And we pray that justice will be done for them.