Diocese of Portsmouth

Reporting A Concern

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger, or requires immediate attention, call emergency services on 999.

Any safeguarding concerns must be reported to your Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) and/or Incumbent as soon as possible. 

If you need to speak to the the Diocesan Safeguarding Team please click here.

Parish safeguarding concerns should be reported to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team at safeguarding@portsmouth.anglican.org using the form below.      

Out of Hours

The Diocese have commissioned thirtyone:eight to offer OUT OF HOURS AND HOLIDAY COVER when the DSA is unavailable.  They can be contacted on 0303 003 1111 during these times.  During such times, the Diocesan Safeguarding Team will ensure that information about such arrangements is available to parishes that may need safeguarding advice in their absence.  An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow for the DSA to receive a copy of the advice that thirtyone:eight may offer the parish church/caller to ensure appropriate follow up and support. Please make sure when contacting thirtyone:eight that you inform them that you are calling from the Diocese of Portsmouth.

Finding Help and Support

Below are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:



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