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Ringwood Benefice subscribes to the safeguarding policies and guidelines of the Church of England and is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church.

Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

Ringwood Benefice ensures that everyone working with children, young people and vulnerable adults has a current DBS certificate. We continuously reinforce the message that the safeguarding, care and nurture of all within our churches and activities is the responsibility of everyone. 

Useful Links & Documents

Parish Safeguarding Handbook

   Ringwood with Ellingham & Harbridge Safeguarding Policy
   St Leonard and St Ives Safeguarding Policy

SG Contacts


Key Contacts

**Immediate Risk**

 If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult may be at immediate risk, contact the Police

Tel: 999 and ask for the Police

*Out of Hours Service*

If you need immediate advice or help on Monday to Friday 6pm – 8am or on weekend and Bank Holidays

Tel: 0300 555 1373

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers. 

Ringwood Benefice is made up of two parishes who both have thier own respective Parish Safeguarding Officers. 

Elizabeth Halford
Parish Safeguarding Officer for Ringwood with Ellingham & Harbridge

Tel: 01425 489898
Email Elizabeth


Hilary Cooper
Parish Safeguarding Officer for St Leonards & St Ives

Tel: 01425 489898
Email Hilary


Our Diocesan Safeguarding Team:

The parishes of Ringwood with Ellingham & Habridge and St Leonards & St Ives, are part of the Diocese of Winchester who have a dedicated safeguarding team who can be contacted with any concerns. Click here for Safeguaring page on the Diocese of Winchester website. 

Jacqui Rowlands
Diocese of Winchester Safeguarding Manager

Tel: 01962 737317
Email Jackie

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