At St Mary's we are committed to protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children and vulnerable adults and work hard to ensure we operate in line with the current practices recommended by the Oxford Diocese.
These recommendations include creating a safe environment, the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers, DBS clearance and training.
Our Safeguarding Officer is Kate Wheatley and she can be contacted via:
- Church Office Phone: 01628 638866
For urgent safeguarding concerns, the diocesan safeguarding team can be contacted via:
- Telephone: 01865 208295
- Out of Hours Safeguarding Helpline (Thirtyone:eight): 0303 003 1111
For those suffering abuse in the home, or elsewhere, the following numbers can be called for help and advice:
- The Dash Charity (supporting people experiencing domestic abuse): 01753 549864
- The National Violence helpline: 0808 2000 247
- Childline: 0800 1111
Good Practice Guide
We work hard to ensure we operate in line with the current practices recommended by the Oxford Diocese: https://www.oxford.anglican.org/safeguarding/. These guides include details of how to get help outside the church as well as the contact details of the diocesan and church safeguarding officers.