The Diocese of Winchester is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community.

Coronavirus updates

Changes to DBS ID Checking Guidelines

Temporary changes have been made to DBS identity checking guidelines, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). These changes are with immediate effect.

Update from the DBS 9th July 2020

"We are aware that it is taking longer than usual to process UK passport applications, as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In response to this, DBS will temporary allow expired UK passports to be used for ID checking purposes, if within 6 months of their expiry date. The applicant must be in possession of their expired passport, to use it as an identity document."

All Church of England safeguarding policies and practice guidance, including safer recruitment, remain in effect.

All face to face safeguarding training has been postponed until further notice.  Basic (C0) and Foundation (C1) are available online, accessed via the Safeguarding Training link below.

Vulnerable adults - keeping safe whilst self-isolating - guide from Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Domestic Abuse - where to get help during the Covid-19 pandemic -  A4 poster and A5 poster from Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service/Partnership (covers Hampshire), Pippa (covers Southampton), YOU Trust (covers Dorset), BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole)

Advice for using video conferencing for youth work during Covid-19

Hampshire & IOW CYP Crisis Line: 11-17 year olds

Havant and East Hants Mind Leigh Park Community Centre Dunsbury way, Havant, Hampshire, PO95BG

02392498916  |  |

Hampshire & IOW CYP Crisis Line - leaflet

Hampshire & IOW CYP Crisis Line - Poster 1

Hampshire & IOW CYP Crisis Line - Poster 2


Quick Reference

*Immediate Risk*

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


*Registering a Concern*

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

Past Cases Review 2

Details of actions the Diocese of Winchester are taking, as part of the Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2) and how survivors’ voices can be heard as part of this process.

Contact Us

Safeguarding Manager

Jackie Rowlands

01962 737317

Safeguarding Trainer

Natasha Nield

01962 737322

Safeguarding Administrator

Siona Jeffery

01962 737347

Safeguarding Administrator

Michelle Pride

01962 737318