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Emmanuel Church Woodley

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 at 999.


We are committed to caring for and protecting everyone in our church community. We do this by raising awareness about safeguarding, safely recruiting, and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people, and vulnerable adults.

Our parish safeguarding officer and PCC safeguarding lead work as an effective team and constantly review and update our church policies to reflect best practises.

All our volunteers undertake appropriate safeguarding training to empower each of them to thrive in their role, and we use Churchsuite to store data securely and make it accessible to the right people at the right times.

We respond promptly to each and every safeguarding concern that is raised.

With community outreach at the heart of our church, we believe in building healthy and safe relationships within a supportive culture. Everyone should feel able to flourish within our church family!

Emmanuel Safeguarding team

Liz Willcocks  is our Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO), who can be contacted on [email protected]  Please contact Liz  about any safeguarding concerns

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

Reporting safeguarding concerns if there is no immediate risk of harm.

If you have a concern relating to yourself or about the safety of a child or 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, Liz Willcocks 


Alternatively, you can contact the Oxford Diocese safeguarding team on  01865 208 295 or email [email protected] for urgent safeguarding concerns Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Fri 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

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.

Our safeguarding policy can be found here

Our guidelines for reporting abuse can be found here