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.
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 2019
Winchester Cathedral Safeguarding Practice Guidance
Church of England Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance
Winchester Diocese Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance
Safeguarding Aide Memoire 2019
The Winchester Diocese Safeguarding Manager
Winchester Cathedral Safeguarding Manager
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