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St James Church is a Church of England Evangelical Church located on the Lion Farm Estate at junction 2 of the M5 in the Borough of Sandwell. The Church was established in its current place when the Lion Farm Estate was built in 1964. The church aspires to be at the heart of the community and to bring the message of Jesus to all who live nearby. It combines a tradition of the evangelical Anglican church with a recognition of modern needs and a desire to reach out to all who need Jesus.

The church has run youth work for many years and in recent years this has developed into a desire to focus on both youth work and regeneration issues, the church works in partnership with nearby organisations both secular and Christian to meet its mission statements.

St James Church supports and cares for St James Church of England Primary School.

Safeguarding at St James

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Important Safeguarding Contacts

.Jill Macdonald Parish Safeguarding Coordinator

Tel: 077554012184

Email: jillmac1949@gmail.com

.Bishop’s Safeguarding Adviser

Tel: 07342993844

Email:StephH@cofebirmingham.com

.Our Safeguarding Policy

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FurtherHelp and Guidance

Helplines

NSPCC for adults concerned about a child – 0808 800 5000

Childline for children and young people – 0800 1111

Action on Elder Abuse helpline – 0808 808 8141

24-hour National Domestic Violence helpline – 0808 2000 247

NAPAC offers support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse – 08088010331

Stop It Now helps prevent child sexual abuse – 0808 1000 900

Cruse bereavement helpline – 0808 808 1677

Family Lives provides support and advice on family issues – 0808 800 222

MACSAS for people who have been abused by church officers – 0808 801 0340

Samaritans for people struggling to cope and needing someone to talk to – 116 123

Sources of support for victims and families of abuse

The Survivors Trust – http://thesurvivorstrust.org

Safeline – http://www.safeline.org.uk/what-can-friends-and-family-members-do-to-

support-survivors-of-sexual-abuse

SupportLine – http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/rape_sexual-assault.php

Victim Support – http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/crime-info/types-crime/ childhood-abuse

Websites

http://www.nspcc.org.uk http://www.womensaid.org.uk http://www.restoredrelationships.org http://www.stopitnow.org.uk http://www.scie.org.uk http://www.ceop.police.uk

http://www.elderabuse.org.uk http://www.ageuk.org.uk http://www.barnardos.org.uk http://www.spiritualabuse.com http://www.modernslavery.co.uk https://carers.org

For links to the resources and templates mentioned in this handbook, go to http://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

All House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy and Guidance can be

found at http://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding/policy-practice- guidance

Bible verse of the Week

Lamentations 3v25-26

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Upcoming Events

This week

Monday

1pm Indoor Carpet bowls

Tuesday

9am Place of Welcome

10am Communion

Thursday

7pm Youth club

News

Jill our Minister in Charge at James Church and Barbara have been telling our story. Read it here.

St James Hall Hire

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Our Multi use church hall is an ideal venue for a range of events – from Parties to Conferences – Please contact us to find out more about our competive rates and availability.

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