St. Alban the Martyr

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Our Parochial Church Council at St Alban's Church is committed to Promoting a Safer Church for everyone. Safeguarding is the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. We will seek to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

If you have any concerns about a child, a young person, an adult who may be vulnerable or someone who works for or volunteers for St Alban's Church please contact one of:

Parish Safeguarding Officer
Dr Fay Wilson
E-mail: faywilson@clara.net

Children's Advocate
Prof Peter T Marsh
Phone:
E-mail: ptmarsh@gmail.com

Vulnerable Adults' Advocate
Dianne Wainwright
Phone:
E-mail: dwainwright335@gmail.com

Parish DBS Administrator
Dr Rachel Smith
Phone: 0121 471 1301
E-mail: rachel.sammons@blueyonder.co.uk

Vicar
Fr Gerry Sykes
Phone: 0121 440 0404
E-mail: frgerrysykes@gmail.com

Churchwarden
Dr Fay Wilson
E-mail: faywilson@clara.net

Churchwarden
Chris Smith
Phone 0121 471 1301
E-mail: chris.smith-sammons@blueyonder.co.uk

You can also contact The Bishop's Safeguarding Adviser at The Church of England Birmingham:
Steph Haynes
Phone : 07342 993 844
E-mail: StephH@cofebirmingham.com
Website: http://www.cofebirmingham.com/hub/safeguarding/


You can also contact non-church agencies including:


For Child Protection:

Birmingham City Council
Wesbsite: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/143/child_protection_and_safeguarding
Phone: 0121 303 1888 (Monday to Thursday: 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; Friday: 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.) 
Emergency out-of-hours phone: 0121 675 4806

Childline 
Phone: 0800 1111


For Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults:

Birmingham City Council
Phone: 0121 303 1234
Out-of-hours: Birmingham City Council Emergency duty team: 0121 675 4806

Birmingham Safeguarding Adults Board
Website:
http://www.bsab.org/


For Domestic Abuse:

Always call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if a crime is in progress.

Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It isn't just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse.

Birmingham City Council Domestic Violence Team
Phone: 0121 303 0368 or 0121 303 0369
Website: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20095/antisocial_behaviour_and_neighbour_disputes/581/domestic_abuse_including_domestic_ violence_and_coercive_control.


Our Parochial Church Council has adopted the Church of England House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church safeguarding policy statement and the Birmingham Diocesan Parish Policy for Responding to Domestic Abuse.

You can view or download our Child Protection Policy and our Adult Safeguarding Policy in PDF format from these links: