Forms & parish information

The Diocese of Oxford undertook a comprehensive safeguarding review in 2020. This page for parish incumbents and church officers provides additional information and links to the forms to be used. The documents accompany the letter sent by Bishop Colin to all clergy, area deans and lay chairs (and also wardens of parishes in vacancy) on 22 January 2020.

Information about PCR2

For the general public
The following page on the website provides a general overview of PCR2. You are free to share the link with others.

For your congregation
You are free to use and adapt the following text for parish newsletters and pew sheets:

Our churches and church-related activities must be safe for all, with safeguarding policies and practices that promote a safer church.

We need to be certain that all known cases of concern about the behaviour of our clergy or church officers towards children and adults have been considered and dealt with appropriately.

Every church in the diocese is undertaking a comprehensive review as part of PCR2. You can find out more about PCR2 on the Diocese of Oxford website:

If you have information or need to make a disclosure regarding church-related abuse, please make direct contact with the Safeguarding Team at the Diocese of Oxford on 01865 208 290.

If you have lived experience of abuse from within the Church of England, you may prefer to call the dedicated telephone NSPCC helpline, which is independent of the Church. Call 0800 80 20 20

The NSPCC helpline is also available to anyone wishing to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England. The helpline is there for you whether you are reporting issues relating to children or adults or seeking to whistleblow about poor safeguarding practice. Your call is confidential, and your concerns will be taken seriously.

For incumbents only
The Acting Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, sent this letter to all incumbents on 22 January.
Further guidance and reading

If a child or an adult is at immediate risk of significant harm or in immediate danger, call the emergency services on 999.

Prayer points

We commend all those, known and unknown to us, who have experienced church-based abuse. Pray for the recruitment of the two independent reviewers in this diocese.

Pray too for yourselves and every fellow minister: that by the grace of God, this past cases review will help each of us to learn something of our fragility, to find healthier, safer patterns of ministry, and to witness new manifestations of life in our Church.


  • Table 1a - all known cases

    Formats available: Microsoft Word | Adobe PDF

  • Referral form - cases involving clergy and church officers not yet reported

    Formats available: Microsoft Word | Adobe PDF

    Return form immediately by secure email only (see FAQs)

Sources of help and support

The information sheet above contains links and resources to help you talk about safeguarding in your parish/benefice. If after reading all of the information on this page, you are unsure about the type of information to be collated or how to record it, please contact a member of the diocesan safeguarding team for advice on 01865 208 290 during office hours.

Page last updated: 7th March 2022 9:38 AM