Are you or someone you know troubled by Abuse? We are here to help.
The Archdiocese of Birmingham Safeguarding Team is available on: 0121 230 6240 or by email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our staff will do all they can to listen to you and support you to find the help you need. You can speak to them without giving your personal details. If you have been abused in childhood the prospect of speaking out now may be frightening. You may feel that:
Your concerns would not be taken seriously
You are afraid that you may not be believed
You feel that it may cause problems for your family
You feel ashamed
You are afraid you will be blamed
You feel that it may damage your relationships in the Church
You are not to blame for what happened to you. You will be listened to and your concerns will be taken seriously and acted upon as necessary.
The Safeguarding Team
The Archdiocese of Birmingham Safeguarding Team Cathedral House St Chad’s Queensway Birmingham B4 6EX Tel: 0121 230 6240 Fax: 0121 236 2699
The Safeguarding Team is available to provide advice, support whenever it is needed. During office hours we can be contacted on: 0121 230 6240. If you believe that a child or vulnerable person is in immediate danger you should call the Police.
We are also responsible for the safe recruitment of volunteers in the Archdiocese. This system is largely managed by Parish Safeguarding Representatives who will provide the necessary forms for those who take responsibility for or who have significant regular contact with children or vulnerable adults. Any enquiries about the recruitment process of the Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure system should be addressed to the office [Tel: 0121 230 6240].
The Archdiocese works within national guidelines. These can be viewed on the website of the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service: www.csas.uk.net If your parish or group would like training please let us know and we will try to meet your needs.
Safeguarding Commission Our work is overseen by a Safeguarding Commission which includes representatives from the Police, Probation Service, Safeguarding Children Boards, Children’s services, Voluntary sector organisations as well as those with roles in the Church.