Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust


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 Very Rev'd Dr Anthony Cane and the Chief Executive Officer acts as the central Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Each academy has its own Designated Safeguarding Lead and at least one deputy.


*Immediate Risk*

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.


If you need immediate advice or help on Monday to Friday 5pm – 8:30am, or on weekend and Bank Holidays, please call the out of hours service on:

0300 555 1373 - Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (St Blasius and St Francis Academies)

01202 657279 - Bournemouth (St James' Academy)


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

P&WDAT Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 makes clear that constituent academies can localise any base child protection policy provided by the Multi-Academy Trust. Therefore please see the individual websites of the constituent academies for their localised child protection policies.