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Safe Church

This parish – Holy Trinity Winchester – takes the safeguarding of everyone, especially the care of children, with utmost seriousness. We also are very mindful of the experience of survivors of clerical and other church abuse. We take any reports of abuse seriously; those making allegations will be heard and listened to.

On 6th October 2020 the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published its overarching investigation report into the Church of England (and Church in Wales). The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written about this. Their letter can be found on the Church of England website at:

Risk assessments and procedures for Safeguarding are in place in each church. Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Priest in Charge or Parish Safeguarding Officer.

Safeguarding Officer

Miss Katie Mabey
01962 810223

Below are details on where to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues (key national helplines):

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours).
    Phone if you are worried about a child.

  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours)

  • Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
    Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours).
    Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

Winchester Diocese safeguarding contacts:

  • 01962 737317

  • 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

  • Immediate Risk – If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult may be at immediate risk, contact the Police 999

Information on Safeguarding can also be found on our Diocesan website 

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