Safeguarding – Promoting a Safer Church

The Parish of Nursling and Rownhams 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 activities in our two churches is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the parish community.

Further information and resources can be found on the Winchester Diocese website:

Parish Safeguarding Handbook. The first point of reference for implementing safeguarding policies and safer practice:

Safeguarding Aide Memoire. Useful quick guide including helplines:

Safeguarding Contacts

The Winchester Diocese Safeguarding Manager
Jackie Rowlands
01962 737317

Nursling and Rownhams Parish Safeguarding Officer
Gillian McKay
02380 736159

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.


Our Safeguarding Policy

Statement on domestic abuse and violence