Emmanuel Church Woodley is committed to the care and protection of everyone in our church community and especially the care and protection of all our children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We do this through raising awareness of safeguarding, safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults and responding promptly to any and every safeguarding concern that is raised.


The Parish safeguarding policy can be found here   


Further information on safeguarding procedures can be found in Church of England’s ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ 

Emmanuel safeguarding team


Kate Sumner is our Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) who can be contacted by email or by phone 07963 574497 . Please contact Kate about any safeguarding concerns

Sally Kerry is our PCC Parish Safeguarding Lead who can be contacted by email Please contact Sally about safeguarding training, safer recruitment, policies and procedures. 

Reporting abuse.

If you have a concern relating to yourself, or about the safety of a child/adult who you suspect is being or has been harmed, might be at risk of harm or who might present a risk to others please contact our safeguarding officer Kate Sumner. 


Alternatively you can contact the Oxford Diocese safeguarding team on  01865 208 295 or email for urgent safeguarding concerns Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm and Fri 9am-4.30pm. Out of operational hours, you can call their partners Thirtyone:eight on +44 (0) 303 003 1111 for confidential advice, guidance and support


Further information on reporting abuse in the Diocese of Oxford can be found here 


Emmanuel procedures for responding to abuse are summarised here


A list of parish contacts, the Diocese of Oxford safeguarding team and charities can be found here.