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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland to denote measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals, which allow people — especially children, young people and vulnerable adults — to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.

The Safeguarding Team is available to provide advice, support whenever it is needed. 

https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/safeguarding for all updates on safeguarding in the Diocese.  Our work is overseen by a Safeguarding Commission which includes representatives from various organisations both Statutory and Voluntary, as well as those with roles in the Church.

The Chair of the Commission is Elisabeth Fisher.  


Commission Members

Fr. Stephen Wright - Vicar for Religious
Fr. Richard Walker - Parish Priest
Sr. Teresa Billington - Religious
Angela Randle - Parish Safeguarding Representative
Michelle McLoughlin - NHS
Dawn Williams - Wolverhampton Safeguarding
Fr. Evarist Sunday AJ - Religious
Stuart Bill - West Midlands Police
Janet Tibbits - Kenelm Youth Trust (KYT)

Birmingham Diocesan Trust (the Archdiocese of Birmingham) has launched a new Whistleblowing Policy.

This policy aims to help individuals to raise with confidence and without having to worry about being victimised, discriminated against or disadvantaged in any way as a result any serious concerns (including safeguarding issues) they may have about post-holders, colleagues, their employer, or with how the Trust operates. Find the policy at: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/policies

The Diocese is also a member of Protect, formerly Public Concern at Work -  who are leading experts in whistleblowing. They provide confidential advice to individuals regarding whistleblowing, visit: https://protect-advice.org.uk/