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Safeguarding in the DAMASCUS Parish

We take the safeguarding of children, young people and adults very seriously. We work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused.

Our parish safeguarding policy statement can be found here please click.

If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, please do not hesitate to contact the Church or Diocese Safeguarding personnel for advice and support.

If you wish to report an allegation of abuse from the past, or in the present, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your information will be treated appropriately and kept confidential.

Contact our Safeguarding Lead

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Sue Jenkins. Send Mail or you can contact the Rector, The Reverend Helen Kendrick. Send Mail or phone on 01235 848297

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

If our Safeguarding Officer is unavailable, or you would prefer to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Team you can find full contact details at Oxford Diocese

If you have concerns about safeguarding or want to know any more information about our safeguarding policy or practices, please contact the church office Send Mail

Finding Support

We understand that reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger, or requires immediate medical attention, call emergency services on 999.