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St Thomas Church 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 church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of St Thomas’ Church.
Policy Statement
St Thomas’ Parochial Church Council have adopted in full the contents of The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults, “Promoting a Safer Church”. (July 2017) files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf

  • St Thomas’ Church Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance
A copy of St Thomas’ Church Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance is provided below, which should be read in conjunction with the Church of England and Winchester Diocese Policy and Practice Guidance.
Church of England Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance URL: safeguarding
Winchester Diocese Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance
URL: safeguarding/
Safeguarding Contacts
Parish Safeguarding Officer
023 80695786
Alternatively please contact:
Winchester Diocese Safeguarding Manager
Jackie Rowlands 01962 737317
Rev Ali Mepham
023 81 783 018
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 Parish Safeguarding Officer, Incumbent or 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