Safeguarding

Our Safeguarding Officer is ​Marie Donoghue 0121 373 0143.

​If you have any concerns about safeguarding in our parish you are invited in the first instance to contact our parish safeguarding officer: ​Marie Donoghue on 0121 373 0143 or via email at sg.stthomas-stedmund.bham@rcaob.org.uk

  • Alternatively you are welcome to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding team directly. Details are given below.

​If you yourself have been abused in childhood the prospect of speaking out now may be frightening.
You may feel that:
• Your concerns would not be taken seriously
• You are afraid that you may not be believed
• You feel that it may cause problems for your family
• You feel ashamed
• You are afraid you will be blamed
• You feel that it may damage your relationships in the Church
If you have been abused you are not to blame for what happened to you. You will be listened to and your concerns will be taken seriously and acted upon as necessary.

A link to the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency can be found here

The Catholic Safeguarding Project is the delivery of wide-ranging reforms to safeguarding structures and processes in the Church in England and Wales.

In 2019, the Catholic Bishops Conference commissioned Ian Elliott to undertake a 'root and branch' review of safeguarding structures and procedures. This was the first such review in a number of years since the Nolan Report in 2001 and then Cumberledge Commission in 2007.

This project is to deliver the recommendations of the Elliott Review.

A website has been created solely for the project, which will provide updates and resources which will be added as they are created. This gives an overview of the structures and will be populated with more information as the project develops.


If you would welcome help, the Archdiocese of Birmingham Safeguarding Team is available to do all they can to listen to you and support you to find the help you need.
You can speak to them without giving your personal details on 0121 230 6240
or by email on: safeguarding@rc-birmingham.or