Volunteers to Parish Youth Ministry are 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, young people or vulnerable adults. Every parish should have a Safeguarding Representative, if you are unsure who this is please ask your parish priest or call the Safeguarding Team on Tel: 0121 230 6240.
The Birmingham Catholic Youth Service also offer training for parish volunteers, to ensure youth groups operate with safeguarding guidelines, ensuring young people and leaders are kept safe from harm. Please contact your local development worker for more information. (See contacts page)
Any enquiries about the recruitment process of the Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure system should be addressed to the Safeguarding Team [Tel: 0121 230 6240]
The Archdiocese of Birmingham works within national guidelines. These can be viewed on the website of the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service: http://www.csas.uk.net.
or by email on: email@example.com
Their 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:
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.
Safeguarding Co-ordinator – Jane Jones
Administrator – Catherine Salt
St Chad’s Queensway
Tel: 0121 230 6240
Fax: 0121 236 2699
Emergency Out-of-Hours Tel: 07976 516629
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 need to talk to someone outside office hours please use the mobile number: 07976516629
If you believe that a child or vulnerable person is in immediate danger you should call the Police.