The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church.

Our Commitments 


• Promoting a safer environment and culture


• Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults


• Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation


• Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons


 • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons


• Responding to those that may pose a present risk.

What do we do?

We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church community.

We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and social care services in any investigation.

We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.

We will seek to offer pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them appropriate pastoral support.

We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

If you would prefer to speak to someone outside the church please contact Winchester Diocesan Safeguarding Officer on [email protected] or call 01962 737317 (out of weekday office hours call 0300 555 1373).

Further information and resources are available at

Who can you contact?

Name: Tim Matthews
Role: Vicar
Phone: 01202 241077


Name: Jo Streat
Role: Safeguarding Officer
Phone: 01202 241077


Name: James Park 
Role: Diocesan Safeguarding Officer
Phone: 01962737317

Other Helplines

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence: 0808 2000 247

Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

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