The parish of Dean: St Oswald is 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 Carlisle’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSO. 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. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Clare Chittenden, telephone number 01946 861089 who should be contacted regarding any concerns relating to children or vulnerable adults.
The PCC has adopted the Church Of England Policy "Promoting a Safer Church", a copy of which which can be viewed on the Church noticeboard or discussed with Clare.
We currently hold Sunday morning services on the second (Morning Prayer) and fourth Sunday (Holy Communion) each month,
You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!