Safeguarding

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

Finding support

Church should be a safe place for children and vulnerable people of any age.  Here at St Andrew's we regularly revisit our safeguarding policy to keep it fresh in our minds and present in our thinking.

If you have any concerns there are people you can talk to.  They'll be able to listen; advise and help you to take appropriate action.

  • Rev'd Helene is our Parish Safeguarding Officer, if you have any concerns you contact her on 07847 796665

  • Rev'd Andi Thomas is also available to talk about safeguarding concerns, contact him on 07967812943.

  • If you prefer to talk to someone who doesn't wear their collar the wrong way round you can speak to Chrisse by leaving a message at the church office 0121 770 1511

  • If none of the above are around you can speak to the Bishop's Safeguarding Adviser on 07342 993 844 or you can email her at: StephH@cofebirmingham.com

You can read St Andrew's Safeguarding Policy here

 

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: Lines free and open 24 hours.  Phone if you are worried about a child.

  • Child-line:  Lines free and open 24 hours.  Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline:  Lines free and open 24 hours.  Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline:  Free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm

  • National Rape Crisis Helpline: Open every day from 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm.

  • The Survivors Trust: 0808 801 0818 and is open Monday to Wednesday 10-7.30pm, Thursday 10-6pm and Friday 10-2pm. 

Survivor Support Services

A list of organisations offering support to survivors is available to download here.