COVID-19 update: The cathedral is not currently open for general visits or tours but remains open for private prayer and reflection 11-3pm. All services are now online only and everyone is welcome to join.

Safeguarding: Promoting a Safer Church

Winchester Cathedral is committed to providing a welcoming, respectful and safe environment for all, including children and adults who may be at risk of abuse and neglect. The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Cathedral activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Cathedral Community.

Policy Statement

The Dean and Chapter accepts and adopts in full the contents of The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy for Children, young people and adults, “Promoting a Safer Church”. (July 2017)

Winchester Cathedral Safeguarding Policy Statement











Cathedral Safeguarding Policy 

A copy of the Cathedral Safeguarding Policy is provided below, which should be read in conjunction with the Winchester Cathedral Safeguarding Practice Guidance, the Church of England and Winchester Diocese Policy and Practice Guidance.

Winchester Cathedral Safeguarding Policy 2020
Winchester Cathedral Safeguarding Practice Guidance

Church of England Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance

Safeguarding Aide Memoire 2020-2021

Find out more about safeguarding rsources within the Diocese of Winchester

The Diocese of Winchester is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community. For more resources and information on safeguarding within the Diocese, please click here.

Safeguarding Contacts

The Winchester Diocese Safeguarding Manager
Jackie Rowlands
01962 737317

Winchester Cathedral Safeguarding Manager
Emma Bourner
07393 126649
01962 857281

If you have a Safeguarding Concern

If you are concerned that someone is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from the Diocese Safeguarding Manager using the contact details above.

If you need advice or to report a concern outside normal office hours, please ring Hampshire Social Care Out of Hours Service 0300 555 1373.

If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult may be at immediate risk, contact the police 999.

Domestic Abuse – where to get help during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many children and families will be confined to their homes due to isolation and social distancing. Unfortunately, home is not always a place of safety, but a place for potential fear, abuse and violence. For help and support, see contact details below.

If the situation is an emergency, please call 999

Freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 200 0247 (24 hours)

Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service 03300 165 112

Struggling to feed your family? – Where to get help during the COVID 19 pandemic

Increasingly, families may be struggling to feed their families during this time. This may be due to a number of factors including unemployment. For help and support, see contact details below.

Winchester Basics Bank