Diocese of Portsmouth

Coronavirus: advice and guidance

There are some important issues to bear in mind regarding safeguarding while our churches remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Links to advice and guidance for parishes can be found below:

  • Advice for parishes that are considering volunteering to help those in their local community can be downloaded here;
  • Advice from the national C of E about recognising and reporting safeguarding issues during the outbreak can be found here;
  • Advice for parishes that are communicating with young people during lockdown can be found here;
  • Information about how the Disclosure and Barring Service is helping during the coronavirus outbreak can be found here;
  • Information about where to get help with regard to domestic abuse can be found here;
  • Some FAQ from the national C of E safeguarding team about action during the outbreak (dated 17 April 2020) can be downloaded here
  • An update from the national C of E safeguarding team regarding COVID-19 (dated 24 March 2020) can be downloaded from here
  • Information from the Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Partnership can be downloaded from here.