Safeguarding Policy




The parish of Sway, St Luke's, is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSOs. The Diocese of Winchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

If you wish to contact our safeguarding officer, please contact :


Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults in our Church

St Luke’s Church recognizes its responsibilites for the safeguarding of all children and young people under the age of 18 regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability, as set out in current Legislation.

Members of St Luke’s Church commit themselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all children and young people taking part in church actvites on or off site.

It is also our policy to support the safeguarding of all vulnerable adults, regardless of gender, race or religion, who may be at risk of abuse for example, the elderly, those living alone, the recently bereaved and adults with learning difficulties.

Our Designated Safeguarding Officer is Peter Blick who will advise and take appropriate action where necessary.


If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult may be at immediate risk, contact the Police on 999.
To register a concern with the Diocese contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Manager

Jackie Rowlands 01962 737317 or out of hours contact 0300 555 1373


0800 1111

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