Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable adults

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Our Parochial Church Council at St Alban's Church is committed to Promoting a Safer Church for everyone. Safeguarding is the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. We will seek to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

If you have any concerns about a child, a young person, an adult who may be vulnerable or someone who works for or volunteers for St Alban's Church please contact one of:

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Amanda Cadman

E-mail: [email protected]

Parish DBS Administrator

Dr Rachel Smith

Phone: 0121 471 1301

E-mail: [email protected]


Fr Gerry Sykes

Phone: 0121 440 0404

E-mail: [email protected]


Amanda Cadman

E-mail: [email protected]


Chris Smith

Phone 0121 471 1301

E-mail: [email protected]

You can also contact The Bishop's Safeguarding Adviser at The Church of England Birmingham:

Call 07342 993 844 or complete our online referral form here.

You can also contact non-church agencies including:

For Child Protection:

Birmingham City Council


Phone: 0121 303 1888 (Monday to Thursday: 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; Friday: 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.)

Emergency out-of-hours phone: 0121 675 4806


Phone: 0800 1111

For Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults:

Birmingham City Council

Phone: 0121 303 1234

Out-of-hours: Birmingham City Council Emergency duty team: 0121 675 4806

Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board


For Domestic Abuse:

Always call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if a crime is in progress.

Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It isn't just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse.

Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid

Phone: 0808 800 0028


Our Parochial Church Council has adopted the Church of England House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church safeguarding policy statement and the Birmingham Diocesan Parish Policy for Responding to Domestic Abuse.

You can view or download our Safeguarding documents in PDF format from these links:

Parish Safeguarding policy

Child Protection Policy 

Adult Safeguarding Policy 

Parish Policy for Responding to Domestic Abuse

Recruitment of ex offenders

Safeguarding complaints, PDF