The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church. For more information please download our Safeguarding Policy.

We are committed to:

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and all adults.
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable.
  • The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of 'informed vigilance' as to the dangers of abuse.

What to do if you have a safeguarding concern

Regardless of circumstances, if you see or hear something which makes you think that a child, young person or adult may be being neglected or abused in any way, you should not hesitate to report your concerns to the Vicar or the Benefice Safeguarding Officer. Do not attempt to investigate or resolve the situation yourself.

If a child or adult is in immediate danger, or requires immediate medical attention, call emergency services on 999.

If you do not think there is a risk of immediate harm, please speak to the Vicar or the Benefice Safeguarding Officer about your concern as soon as possible. If you have significant concerns about the safety of someone, please contact your local authority‚Äôs child or adult social care services without delay.

The Benefice Safeguarding Officer is Lucy Laird.  01793 783519 or email.

The Diocese Safeguarding Adviser for our Benefice is Erica Hegg.  07341 866832 or email.

Visit the Diocese of Oxford Safeguarding page for more information.

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