Safeguarding

We seek to honour the dignity of human life and have high regard for each individual person as a creation in the image of God. We therefore aim to deliver the highest possible quality of care to our children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Children and young people

Hope Church are committed to safeguarding children and considers that the safety and well being of children is of paramount importance. We expect all who attend HCW, especially leaders, trustees and all who work with children to do their part to keep children safe and cared for.

Vulnerable adults

Those who work with vulnerable adults at HCW are expected to offer care in ways which uphold the dignity and value of the individual.

Policies and Procedures

HCW operates Child Safeguarding Policies and procedures as well as a Vulnerable Adult Policy and procedures. We expect workers to keep to the relevant policies and we give training and put in place oversight to ensure this happens. We follow a safe recruiting process for paid and volunteer workers, including DBS checks for those who are aged 16+. Please click to download a copy of the Hope Church Winchester Safeguarding Policy.

Other useful numbers

CCPAS (The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service) 24 hr helpline: 0845 120 45 50
NSPCC helpline: 0800 800 5000
ChildLine: (if you are under 18) 0800 1111