The West Midlands Synod is committed to the principle, policy and procedures of safeguarding for children, young people and adults at risk.
We strongly recommend and actively support the adoption of a policy and procedural system for all our individual churches.
Support, resources and training are available and provided both at Synod and Assembly level.
Available resources include the work and support of the Synod Safeguarding Officer, a handbook for safeguarding Children and Young People and the same for Adults at Risk, various templates including a suggested policy, statement, recommended paperwork, etc. all of which are downloadable from the Assembly website in the Resources Section under Safeguarding or by hard copy from either the Synod Office or Synod Safeguarding Officer.
The Synod Safeguarding Officer is available for consultation on an individual basis and also to speak with Elders’ Meetings and Church Meetings in order to assist in any appropriate way.
The Synod also has a Synod Safeguarding Management and Monitoring Group which meets regularly to support the whole work and ministry of Safeguarding throughout the Synod.
For further help, advice and support contact:
Revd Chris Burgham (Synod Safeguarding Officer)
01743 246329 (Office) 07976788543 (Mobile)