Safeguarding

In the Parish of Solihull we take care to look after all members of the church in particular the safeguarding of our children, young people and vulnerable adults. We follow the policies and procedures for safeguarding of the House of Bishops and the Diocese.

You can view our current Safeguarding Policy, approved in June 2019, below.

Raising Concerns

Anybody who has concerns, allegations or safeguarding queries should contact the Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator Viv Dobson on 07960 783636.

If she is not available please contact a member of the clergy. For very serious concerns which require immediate action please phone the police.

Any concerns or allegations should be confidential so please do not discuss with others before reporting.

For children and young people who wish to discuss any concerns however minor there is a Children’s Advocate Linda Hicks who is a Parish Children’s Worker 07838 670772
Please remember that 

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY

·         To safeguard others and yourself
·         To raise concerns

Useful Contacts

Childline               Children and young people        0808 11 11 Childline
NSPCC                 Children and young people        0808 800 5000  NSPCC
Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline                          0808 801 0327
National Domestic Violence helpline                      0808 2000 247

Adults Affected by Sexual Abuse 

Church of England Birmingham provide a Listening Service who will listen and help you think about your next step. Contact the Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator Viv Dobson on 07960 783636 or the Bishop’s Chaplain on 0121 427 1163
bishopschaplain@cofebirmingham

Safeguarding – Church of England Birmingham

You can find resources on Safeguarding from the Diocesan team, as well as contact details for the relevant officers, here.