Safeguarding

Birmingham Cathedral Chapter place the safeguarding of all who worship at and visit Birmingham Cathedral as their highest priority. This particularly includes children and at risk adults.

As a Church of England Parish Church Cathedral we work closely with our Diocesan Safeguarding colleagues to ensure our practices and policies are providing a safe environment for all.

The Cathedral has a Safeguarding Team, made up of both staff and volunteers, who meet quarterly to review best practice, policy and to ensure that safeguarding remains at the forefront of all our work and mission.

In 2016 Chapter commissioned an independent Safeguarding audit, evidencing their commitment to ensuring safe practices. That audit formed the basis for an action plan which is an integral part of the Cathedral team’s review.

Safeguarding policies and documents

Who to contact with safeguarding concerns

Any Safeguarding concerns should be reported to the Church of England Diocesan Safeguarding team.

Alternatively, you can complete an online referral form or go direct via Safe Spaces

For Out of Hours and Weekend Emergencies please call 0845 120 4550.

This number will take you through to Thirtyone:eight. We have an information sharing agreement, so that any details given will be passed to the Diocesan Safeguarding team. You can choose to remain anonymous if you wish.

If you have immediate concerns relating to the safety of any individual please report to the police by calling 999.

Other useful contacts

NSPCC Helpline

0808 800 5000