Safeguarding our Children
and Vulnerable Adults
Updated 17th April 2023
The Benefice is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and creating protective and supportive environments where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey in safety.
The Benefice, like Diocese of Portsmouth follows the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and adults who may be at risk of harm, together with the national Church of England policies.
The Benefice’s Parish Policies and Procedures follow those set down by the Diocese of Portsmouth.
Benefice Safeguarding Policies and Procedures
- Promoting a Safer Church
- Safeguarding Policy Statement 2022
- Safeguarding Policy 2022
- Safeguarding Training Policy 2022
- Lone Working Policy 2022.docx
Annual Safeguarding Report March 2023 : Safeguarding Annual report 2023
Safeguarding Officer/ DBS Validating Officer: Mrs Ali Pepper 01489 877928 Email here
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers Liz Hastings and Nigel Lury can be contacted on 02392 899665 during office hours.
Diocesan Out of Hours (after 5pm and weekends): 0303 003 111 select option 2 – tell them you are calling from Portsmouth Diocese
In an emergency call 999