This is the official website of The Downs Benefice Winchester, Hampshire.

Safeguarding

Notices in brief...

For all the notices and more information, please see our Notices page

In Emergency 

In an emergency, please contact the Rector, Revd Jax Machin on:

 Email: revdjax@downsbenefice.org.uk

Mobile: 07761 055228

Further information about the phone line is available

here

Prayer Requests

If you have any prayer requests, for any concerns lying on your heart or to give thanks, please email the office on office@downsbenefice.org.uk

All prayer requests will be made anonymous before being passed on  to our Prayer Team.

Parish Magazine Deadline

Copy for Apr/May edition of the Benefice Parish Magazine should be submitted by 12.00 noon - Friday 3rd March

 

The Downs Benefice Safeguarding Information and Contacts

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Advisor or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

 

If you have any concerns please email the appropriate Safeguarding Officer (address below)

 

Chilbolton - stmarythelesssafeguarding@gmail.com

 

Crawley - stmaryscrsafeguarding@gmail.com

 

Littleton - stcatherinessafeguarding@gmail.com

 

Sparsholt - ststephenssafeguarding@outlook.com

 

Wherwell - stpeterandholycrosssafeguarding@outlook.com

 

 

or contact the Safeguarding Administrator c/o The Benefice Office

Tel: 01962 880 845 - Email: Downs Benefice Safeguarding 

 

 

 

Diocesan Safeguarding Team:

Tel: 01962 737 317 - Email: safeguarding@winchester.anglican.org 

 

Local Authority Social Services : Hampshire County Council

Out of Hours Hotline (children and adults): 0300 555 1373

 

 

Other Useful Safeguarding contacts:

 

NSPCC - For adults concerned about a child: 0808 800 5000

ChildLine - For children and young people on: 0800 1111

Action on Elder Abuse helpline: 0808 808 8141

24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

NAPAC – Offer support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse: 0808 801 0331

Stop It Now – preventing child sexual abuse: 0808 1000 900

Cruse – bereavement helpline: 0808 808 1677

Citizens Advice - Winchester District

has now officially opened its doors at their new location on Colebrook Street in Winchester, next to Winchester City Council offices. 

If you need advice you can visit the office during the following times:

Monday: 10:00-16:00

Tuesday 10:00-13:00

Wednesday 10:00-16:00

Thursday 10:00-16:00

Friday 10:00-13:00

Or alternatively call the Adviceline on: 03444 111 306

or visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk