Grace Church Cowley

Safeguarding

Grace Church Cowley comes under the PCC of St Ebbe's Church and shares the same safeguarding policy.

We take the care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. We are committed to the care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and adults when they are vulnerable. We work hard to ensure that we operate in line with current best practice, as recommended by the Oxford Diocese. These recommendations include areas such as day-to-day care, recruitment of staff/volunteers, DBS clearance and training.

Please also see our Safeguarding Policy.

If you would like more information, please speak to a member of staff or contact our Safeguarding Officer, .

Reporting safeguarding concerns

Any allegation or concern regarding the abuse of a child or vulnerable adult must be treated seriously and reported as soon as possible. A concern can arise when you observe or suspect abusive behaviour, when an allegation is made or disclosed, or where there are indicators (signs and symptoms) of suspected abuse on the victim.

There are two ways for you to report a safeguarding concern:

  • Directly to the Safeguarding Officer, Greer Jones.
    Telephone: 0300 302 3295
    Email:
  • Or to the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Stuart Nimmo.
    Telephone: 01865 208290
    Email: 

All concerns raised will be investigated thoroughly and action taken in line with St Ebbe’s Church’s safeguarding policies and procedures. Confidentiality will be maintained to the fullest practical extent. The main exceptions are when the law requires disclosure, or when someone is at risk.