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Safeguarding

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Tile Cross & Fordbridge recognises the need to safeguard children, young people and adults in our care and guard against the possibility of any form of abuse 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 everyone entrusted to our care.

St Peter’s Safeguarding Coordinator is Sheila Williams. Sheila ensures all of the PCC, the Pastoral Visiting Team and anyone else eligible receives safeguarding training and a DBS check. Sheila updates the PCC regarding the latest training and information needs and meets regularily with Rev Alex Lavin to provide safeguarding updates.

As designated Coordinator Sheila should be contacted should any concern need to be raised. Contact 07521 011 453 or alternatively
Rev Alex Lavin

The Church of England – Birmingham is committed to Promoting a Safer Church for everyone. Safeguarding is the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. We will seek to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

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 www.cofebirmingham.com/hub/safeguarding/