Archdiocese of Birmingham statement:

The Charity Commission has launched a Statutory Inquiry into safeguarding at the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

This follows the Archdiocese’s recent participation as a case study in the national IICSA inquiry (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse), for which we now await the report and recommendations.

The Archdiocese is fully committed to co-operating with the Charity Commission as the Inquiry unfolds, and to the resolution of any and all issues associated with safeguarding.

Following IICSA the Archdiocese took immediate action to improve its approach to safeguarding, and this work is continuing with additional resources in place to support this.

For more information on the IICSA hearing please click here

If you would like to speak to someone about safeguarding and the Church’s work, please call the Diocesan Safeguarding Office on 0121 230 6240.

Alternatively, you may prefer to contact the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) on 0808 801 0331 or the IICSA Truth Project on 0800 917 1000.