Promoting a Safer Church: 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.  As a parish we adhere to the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults.

A list of documents concerning Safeguarding in 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.

If you are concerned: that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Local Contacts:

available to speak to if you have any concerns:



Mrs Mary Hurst
Parish Safeguarding Officer

Jackie Rowlands
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
01962 737317

Hampshire County Council Social Services:

Children and Young People:

0300 555 1386
0300 555 1384

*Out of Hours Service*

If you need immediate advice or help on Monday to Friday 6pm – 8am or on weekend and Bank Holidays  0300 555 1373


NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
Samaritans: 116 123
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Childline: 0800 1111
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
Action on Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141