We take the safeguarding and care of children, young people, victims of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults very seriously.

If anyone is in danger

If anyone is in immediate danger, call the police on 999 straight away.

Reporting safeguarding concerns

If you have any concerns about the wellbeing of a child or vulnerable adult


If you are concerned that something at church is not right

Please contact Alyson Grove (Staff Safeguarding Lead, Adults), Toby Collins (Staff Safeguarding Lead, U18s) or Alison Willis (Parish Safeguarding Officer).

Alison Willis

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Alyson Grove

Staff Safeguarding Lead (Adults)

Toby Collins

Staff Safeguarding Lead (U18s)

Tim Dossor

Safeguarding Committee Chair

Safeguarding at St Ebbe's

We are committed to the care and flourishing of all children and adults. We work hard to ensure that we operate in line with current best practice, as laid out in the Church of England safeguarding policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church‘. These recommendations include areas such as day-to-day carerecruitment of staff and volunteersDBS clearance and training. The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England website.

Please also see:

If you would like more information, please speak to a member of staff or contact our Staff Safeguarding Leads, Alyson Grove or Toby Collins.

Reporting Safeguarding Concerns

Any allegation or concern regarding the abuse of a child or vulnerable adult must be treated seriously and reported as soon as possible. A concern can arise when you observe or suspect abusive behaviour, when an allegation is made or disclosed, or where there are indicators (signs and symptoms) of suspected abuse on the victim.

There are several ways for you to report a safeguarding concern:

  • To the Staff Safeguarding Leads, Alyson Grove (Adults) or Toby Collins (U18s).

Alyson or Toby would normally be the first person to contact but if you would prefer to speak to someone else, or someone who is not a member of staff, please contact:

  • The Parish Safeguarding Officer, Alison Willis.
  • Or the Diocesan Safeguarding Caseworker, Erica Hegg.

All concerns raised will be investigated thoroughly and action taken in line with St Ebbe’s Church’s safeguarding policies and procedures. Confidentiality will be maintained to the fullest practical extent. The main exceptions are when the law requires disclosure, or when someone is at risk.

If you would like to report a concern or seek advice outside St Ebbe’s and the Diocese of Oxford, then please contact:

To report other concerns that are not safeguarding-related, please see Reporting concerns, complaints and whistleblowing.

Further Support

If you would like further support please contact a member of staff via the office.

Or contact:


Alyson Grove

Staff Safeguarding Lead (Adults)

Toby Collins

Staff Safeguarding Lead (U18s)

Alison Willis

Parish Safeguarding Officer