Safeguarding &


Safeguarding Policy

Ottery St Mary's Parish Church ('OSM') is part of the Otter Vale Mission Community ('OVMC'), which takes the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.  Personnel and volunteers who work in positions of trust are DBS checked and receive safeguarding training.
The OVMC Safeguarding Policy has been adopted by OSM and it is available for you to download and read here:






You can reach the Diocesan safeguarding pages here:


Please speak to your Parish Safeguarding Representative ('PSR') if you have any concerns for the well-being of a child or adult, or about the behaviour of someone towards a child or adult.
Your PSR is Jill Rose 01404 814709


If you cannot reach your PSR, please contact your parish clergy or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team:


If you believe somebody is at immediate risk of harm or that a crime has been committed, dial 999.
If you have serious concerns about an individual’s well-being, you should contact the relevant agencies (click below).

Please notify your Parish Safeguarding Representative and/or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team after contacting any of these agencies.

Our Parochial Church Council ('PCC') publishes a comprehensive Data Protection Policy in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations ('GDPR'). You can download it here:

If you have any questions or concerns on this topic, please email                                             or contact the Church Office on 01404 812062


The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Ottery St. Mary. Registered Charity: 1133945

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