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Safeguarding at The Cotteridge Church

Everyone in The Cotteridge Church community has a duty of care to protect others from harm and accidents.

The Cotteridge Church is committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults, and ensuring the well-being of all. It aims for all to feel safe and welcomed.

The Church takes the safety of everyone very seriously and expects that all will work within the church’s safeguarding policies. The church expects anyone who becomes aware of a safeguarding risk, or of actual abuse to raise this with The Minister or a Parish Safeguarding Coordinator immediately.


The JCC follows the Birmingham Diocesan Policy, committed to ensuring that everyone working with children, young people and vulnerable adults:

·        have been safely recruited

·        are adequately trained and supervised

·        understand and follow The Cotteridge Church Safeguarding Policies.

The Cotteridge Church recognises its responsibilities for the safeguarding of all children, young people under the age of 18yrs, and vulnerable adults regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability, as set out in current Legislation.

Policy for Children and Young People



Policy for Adults



    The Cotteridge Church Safeguarding Reporting Structure



               The Cotteridge Church Domestic Abuse Policy

Working with Vulnerable Adults or Children and Young People under 18yrs

DBS Safeguarding clearance is provided at differing levels for different roles. In co-operation with the Diocese, each role within the church voluntary or paid will be considered as to which level of DBS is required. All will be offered regular training in Safeguarding.


The Cotteridge Church Parish Safeguarding Coordinators (PSC)

The designated persons for Safeguarding are


Sue Clayton      Laurie Brown       Jane Jones

who, with the Minister, will advise and take appropriate action where necessary.

They are responsible for overseeing safeguarding policy, safe recruitment, training, compliance and implementation along with liaising with the Diocese. They are the people you can talk to if you are unhappy, or have seen or heard something about a child or adult that concerns you.


You can contact The Minister or a PSC via the Church Office 0121 433 5518 or by emailing

The Minister mike.claridge@thecotteridgechurch.org.uk 

Sue Clayton sue.clayton@thecotteridgechurch.org.uk

Laurie Brown  laurie.brown@thecotteridgechurch.org.uk

Jane Jones jane.jones@thecotteridgechurch.org.uk 

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