Policies, Procedures, Commitments, Contacts

We have adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Diocese of Winchester.
Safeguarding - Diocese of Winchester.

What are we committed to?

  • the safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring Service amongst other tools, to check their suitability
  • responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed
  • cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation
  • ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse
  • extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them

Full details may be found in our Safeguarding Policy.

Quick Reference

  • Immediate Risk: If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult may be at immediate risk, contact the Police on 999.

  • Registering a Concern: Contact the diocese at or on 01962 737317.

  • Out of Hours Service: If you need immediate advice or help on Monday to Friday 6pm – 8am or on weekend and Bank Holidays, call 0300 555 1373.

Safeguarding Contacts

Our Safeguarding Officer

  • Amanda Clark
  • 07857 965 506

Diocese of Winchester Safeguarding Manager

  • Jackie Rowlands
  • 07921 865374

Our Church Wardens

  • David Lenaghan
  • 0778 750 7596
  • Dave Lister
  • 07925 642270

Who else can I contact for help?

  • Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact Childline on 0800 1111.
  • Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact Family Lives on 0808 800 2222.
  • Details of additional local contacts and national helplines can be found in our Promoting a Safer Church leaflet.