At St Clements, we want to maintain a safe environment for everyone, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults.
If you have concerns about possible Child Abuse or Abuse of Vulnerable Adults…
Parish Safeguarding Coordinator: Alison Haywood
Tel. 0121 748 5550 (ext.5) / 0121 748 6415.
Parish Children’s Advocate:
Parish Vulnerable Adult Advocate : Colin West – 0121 747 6860
If you can’t get hold of these, you can also contact:
Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children – 07342 993 844
ChildLine – 0800 1111
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
Solihull Local Authority Child Abuse Helpline can be contacted at the following telephone numbers – 0121 788 4333, and for urgent cases outside office hours: 0121 605 6060)
In an Emergency call the Police – 999
St Clements Parochial Church Council (PCC) reviews its Safeguarding Policies annually.
Safeguarding policies are in line with the Church of England's "Parish Safeguarding Handbook" which can be accessed at this web address: https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2019-10/ParishSafeGuardingHandBookAugust2019Web.pdf and the Church of England Birmingham's Parish Handbook Supplement: https://www.cofebirmingham.com/content/pages/documents/15853236651230331903.pdf
St Clements Safeguarding policies include:
PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH – POLICY STATEMENT ... ST CLEMENTS PARISH SAFEGUARDING - POLICY STATEMENT ... RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE – POLICY STATEMENT ... ST CLEMENTS ONLINE AND SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY ... ST CLEMENTS POLICY FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF EX-OFFENDERS ... ST CLEMENTS PARISH SAFEGUARDING COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE ... ST CLEMENTS POLICY FOR REPORTING OF SERIOUS INCIDENTS TO THE CHARITY COMMISSIONERS.
St Clements also has a HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY as well as regularly reviewing its COVID RISK ASSESSMENT.
All of these can be provided by our Parish Safeguarding Coordinator on request. (see above contact details)