Safeguarding is not just about children. Every church needs to be clear about it's safeguarding responsibilities for children, young people and adults at risk.  All the churches in our benefice are committed to ensuring that everyone follows clear safeguarding policies and procedures, and receives the correct training. We operate within the guidance set down by th Diocese of Oxford .  The Osney Benefice  Safeguarding Policy can be accessed here and the North HInksey with Botley Policy can be found here.

Any concerns regarding safeguarding matters please seek advice from the safeguarding officer and/or a senior church officer.


Our Church Officers:

North Hinksey with Botley covering the churches of St. Peter & St. Paul Botley, and St. Lawrence North Hinksey:

Safeguarding Officer: June Hoddinott Tel 01865 863030  or email

Church warden:   Jane Buswell email

Read here about how our church officers will handle your concerns

St Frideswide with Binsey covering the churches of St. Frideswide West Oxford, and St. Margaret's Binsey:

Safeguarding Officer: Revd Jo Moffett-Levy 

Churchwardens:  Paul Spencer-Longhurst and  Jenny Shearan -    01865 862748

Rector:  Rev Clare Sykes Tel: 01865 242345/07468 454 686 or email

For urgent safeguarding concerns please contact:

The diocesan team 01865 208295 or email  Mon to Thurs 9am to 5pm and Fri 9am to 4.30pm.

For the Out of Hours Safeguarding Helpline call THIRTYONE:EIGHT on 0303 003 111

More information about the Diocese of Oxford and safeguarding please can be found on the the diocesan website.

Local helplines for further support

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (open 24 Hours)

Child-line: 0800 1111 (open 24 hours)

National Domestic Violence Helpline:  0808 2000 247 (open 24 hours)

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (Freephone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)


For more information about all other policies and procedures in place in  parishes across the benefice please see the Policy and Procedures page which is found under each church listing.