The Bernwode Benefice and its parishes are all committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO.  The Diocese of Oxford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs.

  • If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA.
  • If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.


The Benefice Safeguarding Officer is Liz Johnson.  She can be contacted at or 01296 655 137.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor can be contacted at 01865 208 295.