Staying safe at St. Leonard's Church

At St. Leonard’s church we seek to keep the safety of our volunteers, who so willingly volunteer their time in various ministries, and those who attend our church our highest priority.

Please find below various policies that the PCC have adopted as well as some resources to support and enable volunteers.


St Leonard’s Church takes the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. There is a safeguarding co-ordinator who works with the leadership team overseeing all activities, procedures and policies, as well as ensuring there is training support for all who work as volunteers in our various groups.

For further information on the policies and procedures regarding safeguarding please contact:

Benefice Safeguarding Officer
Sue Greenwood
01865 464238

Church Office
01865 883325

Safeguarding Policies & Reports

Parish Safeguarding Policy

Church of England Safeguarding Policy

Social Media Policy

Safeguarding Parish Training Info

Safeguarding Resources

Good Practice Guide for Volunteers - children

Good Practice Guide for Volunteers - Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding Disclosure Report Form

Safeguarding Training and Information

Oxford Diocese is investing in the safeguarding training for parish volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults. The following links below provide easy access to their online resources, and in particular the training that many of our volunteers will need to undertake.

Oxford Diocese Safeguarding Info

Church of England Safeguarding Training Portal

Oxford Diocese Safeguarding Training Events and Booking

Data Protection

Following the new regulations regarding data protection we have been reviewing all our procedures for storing and using the data we receive form those in the church and the parish. Please read the Privacy notice below for more information or contact the Church Office.

Privacy notice for the Benefice of St.Leonard's and St.Peter's

Privacy notice for the Electoral Roll

Young People's Privacy notice for the Benefice of St.Leonard's and St.Peter's