All of our policies relating to accessability, safeguarding, etc. are downloadable from the list at the bottom of this page.
We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and creating protective and supportive environments where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey in safety.
We follow the Church of England policy and practice for safeguarding children and adults.
All employees who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults are required to provide references and have an up to date Disclosure & Barring Service certification.
In addition, all employees, as well as any volunteers, who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults are required to undertake appropriate safeguarding training with the Diocese of Oxford and receive certification on the successful completion of their course.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Jacquie Hughes. She can be contacted by mobile 07748 983348.
We review, sign and publish each year the Safeguarding Policy which you will find at the bottom of this page.
Consent and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) May 2018
We hold and process some personal information as part of the day to day activities of running the Parish.
With the introduction of the GDPR some information will continue to be processed as before as we do not need any permission, but in some cases specific consent will be required from an individual before processing of certain data can take place.
You can withdraw your consent to St Mary’s processing your personal information at any time by asking us to stop communicating with you on the unsubscribe form here.
Please note that all processing of your personal data will cease once you have withdrawn consent, other than where this is allowed or required by law, but this will not affect any personal data that has already been processed prior to this point.
Health & Safety (H & S)
St Mary’s Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the employer within the terms of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) and is committed to ensuring the safety of employees and of people who are not its employees but who may be affected by the manner in which the church conducts its undertaking, as required by the HSWA. Non-employees will include (but not be restricted to) contractors, volunteers, users and visitors to the church and church hall and grounds, and participants in church activities of all kinds.
The H & S Policy for St Mary’s can be found here.
The H & S Policy for St Leonard’s can be found here.
Details of the arrangements for discharging this policy are set out in the documents “St Mary-le-More, Wallingford. Health and Safety management arrangements” here and “St Leonard’s, Wallingford Health and Safety management arrangements” here.
St Mary’s is generally open each day between 9am and 6pm (closes earlier in the winter). For information about accessibility, including disabled access, see below.
St Leonard’s is locked during the day. The key can be obtained from Just Trading at 17 St Mary’s Street, Wallingford. For information about accessibility, including disabled access, see below.