The Parish of SS Gregory and Augustine is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. We work closely with the Archdiocese of Birmingham Safeguarding Team to create a safe environment for children, young people and adults at risk.
You can read more about the policies and procedures in place on the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency website, at the Bishops Conference of England Wales Safeguarding page at https://www.cbcew.org.uk/safeguarding/, https://www.cbcew.org.uk/the-isaiah-journey/ and the Safeguarding page of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.
It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.
If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.
If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in the Archdiocese of Birmingham (telephone 0121 230 6240 or email@example.com). You can also contact the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Claire Harrington.