The Churches of Western Downland
(covering the Parishes of Damerham, Martin, Rockbourne and Whitsbury)

June 2020

The Benefice of Western Downland has adopted the Diocesan Guidance set out in the: The House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ (2017).
A signed and dated copy will be sent by email to the PSO (Jennifer Trewin).
As a Multi Parish Benefice, we may adopt one Policy and Procedure for the Benefice, however legal responsibility will continue to rest with the individual Parochial Church Council.

If you have safeguarding concerns…

…regarding children or vulnerable adults, please refer to the flowchart in each Parish Church, which will indicate how you should bring such matters to the attention of the authorities.

Should you wish to discuss any concerns please contact:
The Rev’d Leslie Player Tel: 01725 518642,
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Mrs Jenny Trewin Tel: 01725 51958

Please note that when the Rector is off duty,
you may be redirected to the Team Administrator,
and via them to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found at

Confidentiality will be maintained at all times, although if we feel that you or an adult, young person or child are at risk of harm, we may need to discuss this further with:

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers
Mrs Heather Bland
Tel: 01722 411922 or 07500 664800

Mr Jem (Jeremy) Carter
Tel: 01722 411922 or 07469 857888

Service provider ‘thirtyone:eight’ provides cover
from 5pm on Friday until 8am the following Monday
Telephone 0303 0031111.


July 2020