Safeguarding in Faith Communities
The Safeguarding in Faith Communities Project has been set up to concentrate on Birmingham’s diversity, a city with over 700 Places of Worship. Each faith-based organisation is unique, and we recognise and acknowledge the important work they do to support, care and look after communities and families, especially children.
Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership is working in close collaboration with the Birmingham Council of Faiths to enhance the capacity, coordination and impact of faith-based organisations in safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children across our communities.
This project has three workstreams:
- Developing a Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) Network – so every faith setting can have access to a trained safeguarding advisor.
- Access to good quality Safeguarding Training – we are creating a repository of Safeguarding training and resources specifically designed for faith-based organisations.
- Safeguarding Toolkit and Guidance – faith organisations will have access to up-to-date digital Guidance and resources on Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding.
Safeguarding in Faith Communities Newsletter
The Project also issues a Safeguarding in Faith Communities newsletter, which contains information on project updates, upcoming events, and training opportunities.