Safeguarding at St Mary’s

We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community at St Mary’s, Chalgrove.

Reporting safeguarding concerns

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger, or requires immediate medical attention, call emergency services on 999.

If you are concerned that someone is at risk, but not immediate harm, or have any safeguarding concerns then contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer:

Faye O’Hara, email


Father Michael, email, phone 01865 890392

Additional contacts

Erica Hegg (Safeguarding Casework Officer for Oxford and Dorchester) email: Tel: 07341 866832

Local Authority Social Services: 0345 050 7666

Specialist services and additional support

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

Safe Spaces – A service for victims and survivors of church-related abuse
Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service for anyone who has experienced abuse in relation to the Church of England, the Church in Wales, or the Catholic Church of England
and Wales.
Tel: 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times)


LiveChat – via the SafeSpaces website