Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding Policies

At St Clements, we want to maintain a safe environment for everyone, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults.

You can find links to our Safeguarding policies at the bottom of this page.


If you have concerns about possible Child Abuse

or Abuse of Vulnerable Adults…

Tell someone!

Parish Safeguarding Coordinator: Alison Haywood

Tel. 0121 748 5550 (ext.5) / 0121 748 6415. Email:


Parish Children’s Advocate:  

Parish Vulnerable Adult Advocate : Colin West – 0121 747 6860

 If you can’t get hold of these, you can also contact:

Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children – 07342 993 844

ChildLine – 0800 1111

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Solihull Local Authority Child Abuse Helpline can be contacted at the following telephone numbers – 0121 788 4333, and for urgent cases outside office hours: 0121 605 6060)

In an Emergency call the Police – 999



St Clements Safeguarding Policies:

St Clements Parochial Church Council (PCC) carried out a review of its safeguarding policies on 7th October 2020, and has adopted the following policies and guidelines in accordance with the requirements of the Church of England and the Church of England Birmingham. You can view or download them by clicking on the links provided below. 


St Clements PCC has produced a Covid 19 Risk Assessment for services, activities and access to the church building which you can view here: St Clements Risk Assessment for Opening Church Buildings to the Public Jan 2021 – PCC


PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH – POLICY STATEMENT St Clements Promoting a Safer Church Policy Statement 7-10-20


ST CLEMENTS PARISH SAFEGUARDING – POLICY STATEMENT  St Clements Safeguarding Policy 7 October 2020


RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE – POLICY STATEMENT  St Clements Parish Domestic Abuse Policy 7-10-20


ST CLEMENTS ONLINE AND SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY  St Clements Online and Social Media Policy 7-10-20


ST CLEMENTS POLICY FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF EX-OFFENDERS  St Clements Parish Policy Recruitment of Ex-Offenders 7-10-20


ST CLEMENTS PARISH SAFEGUARDING COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE  Managing Complaints re Implementation of the Parish Safeguarding Policy 7-10-20


ST CLEMENTS POLICY FORREPORTING OF SERIOUS INCIDENTS TO THE CHARITY COMMISSIONERS  St Clements Policy – Reporting of Serious Incidents – Delegation Resolution October 2020


Further Church of England Safeguarding Information and Guidelines can be found in the following documents:

Parish Safeguarding Handbook

The Church of England – Birmingham Parish Handbook Supplement



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