If you have any concerns about a child, a young person or
an adult who may be vulnerable, please contact:
Julie Bridges (children): 07814 023 913 ,
Sylvia Roberts (adults): 07771 655 789
or the Vicar, Bill Sands: 07501 160 636
Alternatively, please contact the Bishop's Safeguarding Adviser Steph Haynes: 07342 993 844
This policy statement on safeguarding children and adults in the Church was adopted by St Edburgha, Yardley at a Parochial Church Council meeting held on 12th November 2019.
The Parish Church Council of St Edburgha, Yardley recognises the need to safeguard the children, young people and adults in our care and guard against the possibility of any form of abuse of children, young people and adults by persons who may be acting in the name of our parish. We aim to create a safe environment for the nurture and development of children, young people and adults, in order for them to feel valued and confident to ask for support and help. We will create policies and procedures that uphold the importance of our responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults entrusted to our care. A Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator will be appointed to ensure the implementation of this policy.
This church appoints Julie Bridges to represent the concerns and views of vulnerable people at our meetings and to outside bodies as the parish safeguarding co-ordinator.
This church appoints Julie Bridges as a lead parish identity verifier to process online Disclosure and Barring Service applications
Incumbent: William Sands
Churchwarden: Lorraine Newman
Churchwarden: Chris Daniels
Date 12th November 2019
* A ‘Church Officer’ is anyone appointed by or on behalf of the Church to a post or role, whether they are ordained or lay, paid or unpaid.
The parish should provide details of how the above policy statements will be implemented in the parish.