Although we are a Local Ecumenical Project comprising The Methodist Church, The Church of England and The United Reformed Church, we have opted to follow the Safeguarding procedures of The Church of England - Birmingham.
For full details of our commitment to the Safeguarding of all, and links to our policies in full, go to: http://www.thecotteridgechurch.org.uk/safeguarding/
The current Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Laurie Brown who, with the Minister, will advise and take appropriate action where necessary. He oversees the safeguarding policy, safe recruitment, training, compliance and implementation along with liaising with the Diocese. You can talk to him if you have seen or heard something about a child or adult that concerns you.
You can contact The Minister or the Safeguarding Co-ordinator via the Church Office 0121 433 5518 or by emailing:
The Minister [email protected]
Laurie Brown [email protected]
You can contact The Anglican Bishop's Safeguarding Adviser by phone on 07342 993 844 or by email at: [email protected]
Everyone in The Cotteridge Church community has a duty of care to protect others from harm and accidents.
The Cotteridge Church is committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults, and ensuring the well-being of all. It aims for all to feel safe and welcomed.
The Church takes the safety of everyone very seriously and expects that all will work within the church’s safeguarding policies. The church expects anyone who becomes aware of a safeguarding risk, or of actual abuse to raise this with The Minister or a Parish Safeguarding Coordinator immediately.
The JCC follows the Birmingham Diocesan Policy, committed to ensuring that everyone working with children, young people and vulnerable adults:
· have been safely recruited
· are adequately trained and supervised
· understand and follow The Cotteridge Church Safeguarding Policies.
The Cotteridge Church recognises its responsibilities for the safeguarding of all children, young people under the age of 18yrs, and vulnerable adults regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability, as set out in current Legislation.
Working with Vulnerable Adults or Children and Young People under 18yrs
DBS Safeguarding clearance is provided at differing levels for different roles. In co-operation with the Diocese, each role within the church voluntary or paid will be considered as to which level of DBS is required. All will be offered regular training in Safeguarding.