St Giles Church Sheldon

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Data Protection


Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession

The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).


The Data Protection Policy is avaiable from the Parish Office.

St Giles Safeguarding


Copies of the policy are avaiable from the Parish Office


Everyone at St Giles  has a duty of care to protect others from harm and accidents.

St Giles Church as a place of worship is committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults, and ensuring the well-being of all who attend Church activities.

The Church takes the safety of everyone very seriously and expects that all will work within the church’s safeguarding policy.  In particular the church expects anyone who becomes aware of a safeguarding risk, or of actual abuse to raise this immediately.

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

•Has been safely recruited

•Is adequately trained and supervised

•Understands and follows St Giles' Church Safeguarding Policy

St Giles 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, and to nurture, protect and safeguard all children and young people taking part in church activities on or off site.

We as a church have a duty to protect the children entrusted to our care and all of the volunteers and staff working in our groups are checked by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) and are offered regular training in Safeguarding.

St Giles Parish Safeguarding

The designated people for Safeguarding are:


Rector: Revd Alex Lavin who can be contacted at 0121 722 3978 or


Parish Safeguarding Co-Ordinator: Brenda Keating who can be contacted on 0121 722 3978 or


Parish Verifier: Revd Alex Lavin


who will advise and take appropriate action where necessary.


Alex is responsible for processing Disclosure and Barring records and assisting with Safe Recruitment, liaising with the Diocese and CCPAS. (Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service)


You can also contact the Church of England Birmingham’s Safeguarding Officer, Steph Haynes on 07342 993 844. Please see the Diocesan website for Safeguarding policies and more information -