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:

  • Safeguarding Adults teams
  • Wokingham: 0118 974 6722
  • Reading: 0118 937 3641

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

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).