The 2018 Parish Safeguarding Handbook has important new information for incumbents and church officers. Please download and read this important information.

Oxford Diocesan Safeguarding Team

We offer advice, support and guidance to anyone in the diocese about all aspects of safeguarding.  This may include:

  • Advice and support: telephone, email and face-to-face consultation about a range of issues.
  • Policy and practice: signposting to national and local policies and practice guidance.
  • Training: safeguarding training to clergy and other leaders, churches and individual church members, including face-to-face training and online resources.
  • Casework: management of complex cases, joint-working with statutory agencies, consultation and advice.
  • Support for survivors: direct support and advice, provision of Authorised Listeners.

For urgent and confidential safeguarding matters:

Stuart Nimmo, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor – or 01865 208290

Sophie Harney, Safeguarding Casework Officer, or 01865 208295 (Thursday and Fridays only).

Lisa Wilkins, Safeguarding Casework Officer, or 01865 208295

For queries on safeguarding training:
Rebecca Norris-Bulpitt, Safeguarding Assistant & Training Officer – or 01865 587041

For DBS and general safeguarding enquiries:
Linda Carpenter, Safeguarding Administrator – or 01865 208267

For general safeguarding enquiries and advice on policies or procedures: