What Should I Do if I think a Child or Adult in Vulnerable circumstances is at risk or being abused?
If a Child or Adult in vulnerable circumstances is in immediate danger you must contact the Police.
If you have other concerns and there is no immediate danger, please contact the safeguarding office on the number above.

What are the policies and procedures for safeguarding in the Archdiocese of Birmingham?
The Archdiocese of Birmingham follows the ‘one church approach’ to safeguarding as set out nationally. The policies and procedures for safeguarding for the catholic church in England and Wales can be found at www.csasprocedures.uk.net

What is the Safer Recruitment process?
The safeguarding team are also responsible for the safe recruitment of volunteers in the Archdiocese.  This system is largely managed by Parish Safeguarding Representatives who will provide the necessary forms for those who take responsibility for or who have significant regular contact with children or vulnerable adults.  Any enquiries about the recruitment process of the Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure system should be addressed to the office Tel: 0121 230 6240

What training is available?
All Parish safeguarding representatives have initial training in their role. We also offer advice workshops/ training for groups and parishes if they are requested- If your parish or group would like training please let us know and we will try to meet your needs.
In addition to this there is online training available, in the form of educare. If you have a role working with children, young people or adults who may be vulnerable, or if you are a parent who wants to understand on-line safety read the e-learning safeguarding brochure. This explains what training is available via e-learning and how to access any training that interests you.
This e-learning package is part of the Church’s commitment to safeguarding, recognising we all have a role to play in creating a safe environment.

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If you are interested please contact the Safeguarding Team on [email protected]
What is the Safeguarding Commission?
Our work is overseen by a Safeguarding Commission which includes representatives from the Police, Probation Service, Safeguarding Children Boards, Children’s services, Voluntary sector organizations as well as those with roles in the Church.
The Chair of the Commission is Lis Fisher.