Safeguarding Policy

Here at St Patrick’s we are committed to:

  • The care, nurture of and respectful pastoral ministry with all children and adults.
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable.
  • The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of informed vigilance as to the dangers of abuse.

We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safe recruitment principles, as defined by relevant legislation and the Church of England policies.

The parish ensures that all those authorised to work with children

  • are appropriately recruited according to safe recruitment practice
  • are trained and supported;

The parish also ensures that

  • There is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children undertaken in the name of the parish
  • The implementation of the safeguarding policy, its procedures and good practice are reviewed at least annually

The Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St Patrick’s Church, Salter Street, agreed to adopt all of the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policy and practice guidance and The Church of England – Birmingham’s procedures for their implementation on 2nd August 2021

 Safeguarding Telephone Numbers:

  • Sarah Perry – Safeguarding Coordinator: 07719 942597
  • or Revd Denise Jones: 07747 385006
  • or Stephanie Haines – Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: 07342 993844

Parish Safeguarding Children and Young Adults Officer can be contacted through one of the above.

Please click links below for our full Safeguarding Policies:

Safeguarding - Promoting a Safer Church Notice 11.2022 v2
Salter Street Parish Domestic Abuse Policy Statement 11.2022 v3
Salter Street Parish Recruitment of Ex Offenders Policy Statement 11.2022 v2
Salter Street Parish Reporting of Serious Incidents to the Charity Commission 11.2022 v2
Salter Street Parish Safeguarding Policy 11.2022 v4
Salter Street Parish Use of Social Media Policy 11.2022 v2 

Please find below links for National Safeguarding Policies:

Key Roles and Responsibilities of Church Office Holders and Bodies Practice Guidance
Promoting a Safe Church 
Promoting a Safer Church 
Protecting all God’s Children 2010 
Safeguarding in Religious Communities Practice Guidance 
Safeguarding Joint Practice Guidance – LEPS 
Safeguarding Joint Practice Guidance – Safeguarding Records 
Safer Recruitment Practice Guidance 2016