St Peter and the Winchester Martyrs has a full safeguarding policy in place, in accordance with Diocesan guidelines.

Every human being has a value and dignity which we as Catholics acknowledge as coming directly from God’s creation of male and female in his own image and likeness. This implies a duty to value all people and therefore to support them and protect them from harm.

In the Catholic Church this is demonstrated by the provision of carefully planned activities for children, young people and adults; supporting families under stress; caring for those hurt by abuse in the past; ministering to and managing those who have caused harm.

It is because of these varied ministries that we need to provide a safe environment for all which promotes and supports their wellbeing. This will include carefully selecting and appointing those who work with children, young people or vulnerable adults and responding robustly where concerns arise.

To find out more about the policy, click through to the Diocesan website.


Anyone who has any concerns – however small – about children or adults at risk, do please contact the Parish Safeguarding Representative via the Parish Office  01962 852804 or  Diocesan Safeguarding on 02392 816393 or the Police on 999. Or use our  contact form.


All enquiries are in absolute confidence.