Safeguarding & Data Policy

St. Leonard's is committed to the Diocese of Birmingham's safeguarding principles and policies. We have adopted the latest policy at our 2018 APCM.

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St. Leonard, Marston Green recognises the need to safeguard the children, young people and adults in our care and guard against the possibility of any form of abuse of children, young people and adults by persons who may be acting in the name of our parish. We aim to create a safe environment for the nurture and development of children, young people and adults, in order for them to feel valued and confident to ask for support and help. We strive to ensure that our policies and procedures uphold the importance of our responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults entrusted to our care.

Our Parish Safeguarding Coordinator is Louise Alexander. Louise ensures all of the PCC, the Pastoral Visiting Team and anyone else eligible receives training and a DBS check. Louise updates us at each PCC meeting regarding the latest training and information and meets with Rev Penny regularly for Safeguarding updates.

Louise is the person to contact if anyone believes a vulnerable adult is at risk. Louise can be contacted on 07712 286444 or [email protected]

Rev Penny is the person to contact is anyone believes a child is at risk or if anyone suspects domestic abuse. Louise can also be contacted if Rev Penny is unavailable or if someone deems Louise is the best contact. Rev Penny can be reached at 0121 7882654 or [email protected]

You can also contact the Church of England Birmingham’s Safeguarding Officer, Steph Haynes on 07342 993 844. Please see the Diocesan website for Safeguarding policies and more information -


We take holding and using your data seriously. In compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) please find a copy of our data notice which can also be viewed at the back of church. If you'd like any further information, don't hesitate to contact us.

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