Our activities must be safe for everyone, with effective safeguarding policies and practices in place. We take safeguarding seriously and always seek to review our systems to ensure we appropriately monitor issues if they arise.

Here is Discovering Prayer's Safeguarding Policy.

Who can I turn to?

If you have questions regarding safeguarding, or need to raise a concern or make a disclosure regarding abuse from anyone at Discovering Prayer, please contact Kate Jefferyes, the trustee responsible for safeguarding.

Trustee responsible for safeguarding

Our trustee responsible for safeguarding is Kate Jefferyes. Her role is to oversee the implementation of the Diocesan and Discovering Prayer's safeguarding policies in collaboration with our board of trustees. You can email Kate direct.

Seek support from other organisations

If you would rather seek help from outside Discovering Prayer, you can contact:

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

  • Childline: 0800 1111 (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.

  • Hourglass (Formerly Action on Elder Abuse) Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9am-5pm), providing support to families suffering from abuse of older people.

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

Details of further organisations that can help can be found on the Diocese of Oxford website.