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.

  Safeguarding Children and Young People



  Safeguarding Adults



   The Cotteridge Church Safeguarding Reporting Structure



               Responding to Domestic Abuse


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 church has a Safeguarding Team who take the lead on Safeguarding issues:

Should you wish to report a Safeguarding issue or have concerns over something you have seen or heard, please contact the Minister or our current contact person:

During October, November and December 2023 you may contact Mr Neil Walters through the church office, a message will be passed to Neil on your behalf, and with the Minister he will advise and take appropriate action where necessary.

The Safeguarding Policies, Safe Recruitment, Training, compliance and implementation of these are overseen by the Joint Church Council with assistance from the Birmingham Diocese.

You may talk to the Minister or Neil if you have seen or heard something about a child or adult that concerns you.

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

The Minister 

 PSC via  


You can contact The Anglican Bishop's Safeguarding Adviser [T: 07342 993 844] or by emailing

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