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.
Anybody who has concerns, allegations or safeguarding queries should contact the Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator Viv Dobson on 07960 783636 or contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Steph Haynes at StephH@cofebirmingham.com or call 07342 993844.
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.
Children and young people who wish to discuss any concerns regarding church life, however minor, can contact our Children’s/Youth Advocate Linda Hicks, Director of Children’s and Families Ministry, on 07838 670772.
SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY
· To safeguard others and yourself
· To raise concerns
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
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.