Church of England Diocese of Birmingham St. Alban and St. Patrick, Highgate

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

Dr Fay Wilson

E-mail: [email protected]


Children's Advocate

Prof Peter T Marsh

Phone:

E-mail: [email protected]


Vulnerable Adults' Advocate

Dianne Wainwright

Phone:

E-mail: [email protected]


Parish DBS Administrator

Dr Rachel Smith

Phone: 0121 471 1301

E-mail: [email protected]


Vicar

Fr Gerry Sykes

Phone: 0121 440 0404

E-mail: [email protected]


Churchwarden

Dr Fay Wilson

E-mail: [email protected]


Churchwarden

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:


Steph Haynes

Phone : 07342 993 844

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.cofebirmingham.com/hub/safeguarding/

You can also contact non-church agencies including:


For Child Protection:

Birmingham City Council

Wesbsite: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/143/child_protection_and_safeguarding

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

Childline

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

Website: http://www.bsab.org/


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 City Council Domestic Violence Team

Phone: 0121 303 0368 or 0121 303 0369

Website: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20095/antisocial_behaviour_and_neighbour_disputes/581/domestic_abuse_including_domestic_ violence_and_coercive_control.


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 Child Protection Policy and our Adult Safeguarding Policy in PDF format from these links:

Child Protection Policy 

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">http://saintalban.contentfiles.net/media/assets/file/Safeguarding_Children_Policy_2015_updated_2018.pdf</span>

Adult Safeguarding Policy 

http://saintalban.contentfiles.net/media/assets/file/Safegurding_Adults_Policy_updated_2018.pdf

Parish Policy for Responding to Domestic Abuse http://saintalban.contentfiles.net/media/assets/file/Parish_Domestic_Abuse_Policy_Statement.pdf