The Safeguarding Team supports group leaders in the safe recruitment of volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults. It is essential to make sure that volunteers understand their roles, have undergone DBS checking where necessary, have references suitable for their roles, and have undergone safeguard training before commencing their ministry. The Parish Safeguarding Team works with the Diocesan Safeguarding Office to ensure that our Parish is a safe place for everyone. The Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.
SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL (SVP)
A local group of the SVP was established in the parish in 2014. It exists to ‘turn concern into action’ by helping the poor or those in need. So far our work is mainly visiting the housebound. We are not social workers or experts – just volunteers who are willing to befriend and help. We meet fortnightly in the Parish Centre for 45 minutes.
If you feel able to join us as a volunteer, please use the form on this page to get in touch.
Marriage Care is a faith-based organisation (registered charity number 218159) drawing on its Catholic tradition and contemporary research to help couples in both good times and bad, providing relationship counselling services for couples across England and Wales.
Their vision is a society in which all adults can build and sustain healthy relationships. They have local centres in Abingdon and Oxford. Most couples have relationship problems sometimes. Our professionally trained relationship counsellors are skilled at helping you understand how to make your relationship work and will support you in finding your own solution.
There is no fixed fee for our counselling services; but contributions are accepted to support the service.
Call for a local appointment on 0800 389 3801 (01159 934 4245 mobile rate) or Email: You can also visit their website here.
If parishioners are in need of support, there are people who can help you. Please use the form on this page to get in touch.