Church of England Diocese of Birmingham Saint Richard, Lea Hall

Parish General Safeguarding Information

The 2017 House of Bishops` Promoting a Safer Church safeguarding policy statement has been <span style="font-size: 1rem;">adopted by St Richard`s Parochial Church Council. </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">Each person who works within this church agrees to abide by its recommendations and the guidelines </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">established by this church. This church has appointed The Revd Paul Bracher, vicar, as its Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator.</span>

The application of this policy will be reviewed each year and a report provided by the Parish Safeguarding <span style="font-size: 1rem;">Officer to the Annual Parochial Church Meeting as well to the PCC.</span>

Attached is the Safer Church Policy Statement. Attached top other pages are the St Richard`s Safeguarding Policies for Children and Vulnerable Adults. 

The following people can be contacted regarding safeguarding issues:

In this parish:

        The Revd Paul Bracher, vicar      0121 7832319

        Mr Alan Cheshire, head of children`s work     0121 6812758

        Mrs Chris Roberts, church warden    0121 783 9624

In the Diocese : 

         Bishop`s Safeguarding Advisor     07342 993844

Elsewhere:

          Childline     0800 1111

          LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline       0300 999 5428

          Samaritans       116 123

          Family Lives Helpline       0800 800 2222

          Domestic Violence Helpline      0808 2000 247

          STOP IT NOW!  Helpline    0808 1000 900 





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