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, which ensures our practices and policies are providing a safe environment for all.
The Cathedral Safeguarding Team is 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
- Safeguarding Policy
- Safeguarding Policy Statement
- Complaints procedure
- Privacy Notice
- Policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders
- Parish Safeguarding Policy statement
- Safeguarding audit
- Audit action plan
- Safeguarding Children leaflet
Who to contact with safeguarding concerns
Any Safeguarding concerns should be reported to the Church of England Diocesan Safeguarding team.
Our cathedral safeguarding contacts are:
Cathedral Safeguarding Officer
07342 993 844
Deputy Cathedral Safeguarding Officer
0121 262 1847
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.