Safeguarding strategy & annual reports

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Safeguarding strategy

Safeguarding in the Diocese of Oxford is characterised by a theology of being a Christ-like church where we care for and value all God’s people. This theology underpins our work and gives purpose and direction to our practice.

The diocesan approach aims to make churches safe for all and aligns to the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Standards, alongside using insight from other audit and review recommendations, such as the Oxford and National PCR 2 recommendations, the 2017 diocesan Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) audit and internal learning reviews. There are five strategic objectives:

  1. Prevention
  2. Culture, Leadership and Capacity
  3. Recognising, Assessing and Managing Risk
  4. Victims and Survivors
  5. Learning, Supervision and Support

While the current strategy is anticipated to cover a three-year period from 2024 to 2026, there is an implementation plan for a shorter period, the first one focusing on 2024/2025. The five strategic objectives have been split out into key action points that we believe are achievable over the coming twelve to eighteen months.

These follow the indicators of “what good looks like” articulated in the national Quality Assurance Framework. This provides us with a consistent structure for classifying, prioritising and evaluating our safeguarding activities. 

Read the full strategy document here.

Annual report of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel to Diocesan Synod

You can read the most recent Annual reports of the Safeguarding Panel to Diocesan Synod by clicking the links below:

2023 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report


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