Parish Policy and Contacts

    Earley St Peter’s is committed to:

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and all adults
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable
  • The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.

A copy of the Parish’s Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.


For queries or concerns, contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Sue Manser ([email protected]) or visit oxford.anglican.org/safeguarding


If there is immediate risk or danger, please contact the Police on 999.

Local Authorities

    If you are concerned about a child, young person, or vulnerable adults the local authorities can be contacted as follows:

For all local authority services, in Reading and Wokingham, for safeguarding children and adults, the out-of-hours number is 01344 786 543.

Our parish is part of the Diocese of Oxford, which is the Church of England in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Milton Keynes. Telephone 01865 208290.

Other Agencies

Other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

  • NSPCC Child Protection
    Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
  • National Domestic Violence
    Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Samaritans
    Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
  • Action on Elder Abuse
    080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).