Church of England Diocese of Birmingham Saint Patrick, Salter Street

Parish Safeguarding Policy

Here at St Patrick’s we are committed to:

The care, nurture of and respectful pastoral ministry with all children and adults.

The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable.

The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of informed vigilance as to the dangers of abuse.

We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safe recruitment principles, as defined by relevant legislation and the Church of England policies.

The parish ensures that all those authorised to work with children

are appropriately recruited according to safe recruitment practice

are trained and supported;

The parish also ensures that

There is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children undertaken in the name of the parish

The implementation of the safeguarding policy, its procedures and good practice are reviewed at least annually

The Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St Patrick’s Church, Salter Street, agreed to adopt all of the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policy and practice guidance and The Church of England – Birmingham’s procedures for their implementation on 24 September 2018.

Safeguarding Telephone Numbers:

Sarah Perry – Safeguarding Coordinator: 07719-942597

or Philip Bowen - Church Warden: 07761-002870

or Stephanie Haines - Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: 07342-993844

Parish Safeguarding Children and Young Adults Officer can be contacted through one of the above.

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