St Peter's Didcot


St Peter’s, Didcot Safeguarding Statement

At St Peter’s, Didcot we are 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.

We carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records checks, whether paid or volunteer positions.

We  have a clear reporting procedure in place and will  challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.

We  work with anyone who has suffered abuse of any kind, developing with him or her, an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.

We offer pastoral care and support, including referral to the proper authorities or supportive agencies, to any member of our church community known to be needing support with caring for a child or adult.

If you have any concerns about the welfare and safety of yourself, or of  a child or vulnerable adult known to you, or you wish to discuss any previous abuse suffered by you or another person known to you please contact St Peter’s -  Safeguarding Officer

Name: Alison Driscoll

Or speak with Reverend Hannah on  01235 812114 or email

or you can contact the diocese Safeguarding Adviser:  01865 208290 or  or 0731868478

 If you have immediate concerns about the welfare or safety of a child or vulnerable adult please call the police on 999, or the MASH team on 0345 050 7666

or you can make an online referral: 

or 101 online

You can find our safeguarding policy here .