Church of England


Our Safeguarding Policy

Here at The Good Shepherd we take Safeguarding very seriously and will respond promptly to any Safeguarding concerns.  If you have any Safeguarding concerns please contact our  whose contact details are in our Parish Safeguarding Policy below.  


Safeguarding policy 2023.pdf

We will respond promptly to Safeguarding Concerns or Allegations

Online Safety

In Shine, our Sunday morning children's and young people's groups, tablets are sometimes used (within the context of the topic for that week) to enable the children and young people to search for information online.  To help ensure the children's safety, we also have an online safety agreement (see below) that we ask all children and their parents to read and sign, and an overarching Online Safety Policy (also below) under which the online Safety Agreement sits.


Online safety policy statement May 23.pdfimageOnline safety agreement May 23.pdf

Church of England's Safeguarding Handbook

Oxford Diocese Safeguarding contact

You may also wish to visit the Diocese of Oxford's Safeguarding Page. The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Louise Whitehead.  You can  Louise or call her on 07391 868478.


NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 
Childline – 0800 1111 
Stop it Now – 0808 1000 900 
NAPAC – 0808 801 0331 
Samaritans – 116 123 
Family Lives – 0808 800 2222 
National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247 
Action on Elder Abuse – 0808 808 8141