The Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
The Trust has a nominated Safeguarding Director, who is The VeVenerable Peter Leonard and the Chief Executive Officer act as the central Designated Safeguarding Lead and LADO lead.
Each academy has its own Designated Safeguarding Lead and at least one Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
The Prevent Duty
The Trust has developed a 'Prevent Package' for its academies. For subscribing academies, this can be found on the Resources page of this website: https://www.pwdat.org/topic/resources. Alternatively, please contact the Chief Executive Officer for further details. Related policies can be found on the Policy page of this website.
If you are concerned that a child may be at immediate risk, please contact the Police on: 999.
*Registering a concern*
If you are concerned that a child is at risk or has been harmed, or are concerned about the behaviour of someone towards children, please click on the two Diocesan links for further contacts and see the Trust Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies below. Alternatively call: 0300 555 1384 8:30am - 5:00pm.
0300 555 1373 - Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (St Columba, St Blasius and St Francis Academies)
01202 657279 - Bournemouth (St James' and The Bishop of Winchester Academies)
Other sources of advice and support:
NSPCC Child Protection Line: 0808 8005000
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop it now - Sexual Abuse Helpline for adults: 0808 1000900
Links to the Diocese's Safeguarding Pages: